Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 18th, 2007 at 9:12 am
The Portland Office of Transportation is organizing a bike light parade to increase awareness of the importance of being visible while riding at night. The parade officially kicks off the second year of the their “See & Be Seen” campaign.
The See & Be Seen Bike Light Parade is slated for November 15th at 6:00pm. The short parade will take place downtown and will go from the North Park Blocks to Portland State University.
Last year’s ride began at the Community Cycling Center and traversed Northeast Alberta area neighborhoods.
PDOT staffer and ride organizer Timo Forsberg says the parade is a way, “To promote visibility and safety. Cycling should be seen and not hard! We want motorists to watch out for cyclists, and we want cyclists to use lights to be visible.”
He adds that the dress code for the night is, “Bring the bling! Lights, reflective gear, etc. Make your fashion statement.”
The parade is on the same night as BikeCraft III, the holiday gift bazaar full of locally-made bike-themed arts and crafts. So light your bike, join the parade, then swing over to the Lucky Lab on NW 19th and Quimby for a fun-filled, bike-tastic night!