It’s Dark Out: Light Up the Night

Don’t let these dark and not-so stormy winter nights keep you away from biking. To make sure you can be seen and be safe, we’re excited to announce the return of Light up the Night, our annual bike light distribution campaign.

With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law and our team of fabulous volunteers, we install free white front lights and red rear lights on the bicycles of hundreds of people riding at night. We put these events on during the darkest months of the year, from November to January.

This campaign wouldn’t be possible without the support of our dedicated member-volunteers. Sign up to help install lights in a neighborhood near you!

Help Light up the Night

Lights don’t just help people on bikes improve visibility – they’re also required by law. California law (CVC 21201) mandates a white front light and red rear reflector or light. We will install the lights for you, which means you must have a bicycle with you to get a light. To make sure that the bicycle lights go to those who need them the most, we keep the distribution locations a secret.

Members, looking to upgrade your bike lights? Show your SF Bicycle Coalition membership card at one of our many discount partners and get a great deal. (Not a member? Join today!)

Become a member and you'll improve your commute and get discounts at shops across the city.