With the days getting shorter, it is obvious that there are far too many bicyclists riding in La Crosse without lights. Local advocates have gotten together to create an event which combines a bike safety ride and distribution of free lights to anyone in need.
We met at the Eagle Rec Center on the UW-L campus on October 29th at 4:30 pm. A good crowd of students, community members, and volunteers gathered.
I provided a safety talk and then we rode downtown in an orderly fashion. The final destination was the Root NoteCoffee House where the owners generously offered one dollar off any food or beverage item to participants.
As the bicyclists parked, we distributed sets of bike lists provided by the Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition.
Screwdrivers were available and many volunteers worked to help bicyclists attach their new illum
ination. We hope to create another successful event next year as Daylight Saving Time ends.