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I’d buy the Bontrager Flare R light again, but I can’t

Watch for my tale of woe below, but here’s the TL;DR summary: the Bontrager Flare R tail light is surprisingly bright even in daylight and a good value for the money. It’s especially great for this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is low in the sky even at midday. Bontrager read more »

Bike light giveaways in San Jose CA

Two December bike light giveaways in San Jose: December 14, and December 18. Details below. The city of San Jose, CA Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee will have their annual free light and helmet giveaway this Monday, December 14th, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, in front of the King Library in downtown San Jose. Their goal read more »

SF Bay Area: Light Rain Sunday & Monday

As of this writing, the forecasters at the National Weather Service predict less than a quarter inch of rain for the San Francisco Bay Area, with perhaps up to a half inch along the coast in the hills. Clear weather returns Tuesday, but there’s currently a slight chance of more rain again on Friday. Remember, read more »

Lumenous bike jacket with built-in turn signals, brake lights

This teaser video quickly highlights the features of the new products from Lumenous, which promise to enhance night-time visibility with wearable technology without making you look like a complete dork. The commuter jacket communicates with your phone via Bluetooth LE, so it knows when you’re slowing or approaching turns. The Kickstarter for this project has read more »

Fortified theft-resistant lights

If you lock your bike outside with a typical quick-release bike light, you risk losing your light to theft. Way back in 2012, Slava Menn successfully funded his Gotham theft-resistant bike lights after a buddy lost his lights to theft. Since then, Menn started Fortified Bicycle Company to market theft-proof lights and other components to read more »

White light, flash light, red light, no light

Under California law,  cyclists are required to have a red reflector visible from the rear when operating the bike at night. Those of you riding in darkness with a 200 lumen tail light without a rear reflector are in violation of CVC 21201.