If you're out in the evenings on your bicycle, you are going to want to have lights.
Having a white front light and a red rear light is not only required by law if you ride at night, it is also the single most effective piece of safety equipment you can buy. It makes you more visible, and hence less likely to be in a collision. A full quarter of all collisions happens at night!
Lights are a must not only if you ride on city streets, but also on pathways. If others can't see you, they can't make way for you, and they might step or steer into your way. And a pothole or tree root bump is more easily avoided if you can see it.
So, get a good set of lights. They're not expensive, and they may literally save your life.
Beware! Bike lights do get stolen so bring them in with you, or better yet, buy bolt on lights so you never have to worry!
If you are a part of Bike Calgary's Friends program, you'll get 15% off all accessories at selected bike shops. With our Friends of Bike Calgary card! That includes the Cyclepath, and Speed Theory, in addition to Bike Bike, Bow Cycle, Café Roubaix Bicycle Studio, Eurotech Cycles, and Power in Motion.
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