Night riding Made Safer with Bike Glow

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My friend Glenn and I are really big fans of night-riding we keep going through the winter and we often compete for who can get the most lights on their bikes. While it’s just plain fun to be glowing at night, it’s also just plain safer to be more visible to motorists.

One of our big topics has been about the possibility of lighting up a bike’s tubes–during long rides we’ve discussed everything from Christmas lights to glow-in-the-dark paint. It looks like we’re not the only ones thinking about great ways to light up the frame of a bike as a company called Bike Glow has introduced a new luminescent light strand powered by two AA batteries and at ten-feet long is able to be wrapped around a bike’s frame for a light, bright solution to cross-visibility.

The lighting system is available on their site or directly through REI stores and online. For $25 it’s cheaper than many of the bike light systems on the market and considerably lighter as well.



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We reviewed Bike Glow earlier this year:

http://www.bikecommuters.com/2009/03/10/bikeglow-bicycle-lighting-review/

Not particularly bright, but a great way to accent the bike and offer some crucial side-visibility for motorists and other cyclists.

Oh man, I’m totally outfitting my city bike with this, and throwing the monkey wheel lights on for Halloween. I’ll post pics, my bike will be like a vegas light show.

I like these!  I would also urge you to check out Flex Pro’s bike wheel lights for $35-40 each, I think.  I’ve had a set on my bike for over a year and am very confident in the ability of cars seeing me from all angles.  Next time you guys are in Portland for a night ride, I’d love to show them off.  They have a video on their site you can check out. One wheel makes you confident, two wheels makes you a mobile light party!

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