Santa Cruz cyclists Chris Cobb, Ken Nowak, and Evrett Kramer came together to create Bike Glow Lights to enhance cyclist night visibility. They invite bike riders to the Steamer Lane Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive TONIGHT at 6 PM for their product launch, where they’ll mount lights to your bike and shoot a promotional video.
The Bike Glow Light is a ten foot rope of light that you can wrap around your frame or handlebars.
The founders say the three cyclist fatalities in Santa Cruz last year prompted them to create this product, although all three fatalities were in daylight and visibility was not a factor in any of them.
I’ll have a review unit soon and let you know how it stacks up against other “bike glow” products like the Down Low Glow, Hokey Spokes and Monkey Electric spoke lights. At $25, the Bike Glow light is by far the least expensive of these products.
- Bike Glow website. Purchase online or from select Santa Cruz bike shops.
- Santa Cruz Streets Smart blog: New bicycle light aims to set night riders aglow
Remember: Show up TONIGHT at the lighthouse at Steamer Lane (aka the Surf Museum) for a chance to get a free light.