Fall Back, Light Up

Clocks fall back to Standard Time on Sunday, November 7th at 2am.

The good news is you will get an extra hour of sleep tonight and it will be daylight for early morning rides from now until March 13th, 2011. The bad news is late afternoon rides will be at dusk and without proper lights you will not be visible to motorists. Please ride with lights at night, it's the law!

Equipment requirements and carriage of passengers
(Section 316.2065(2), (3), (7), (8), and (14), F.S.)

A bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red reflector and a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear.

Comment: Over half of fatal bicycle crashes in Florida occur after sunset, even though most cycling is done during daylight hours. Battery-and generator-powered headlamps are available. If a cyclist uses battery-powered lamps, it may be necessary to carry spare batteries or to mount additional lamps as spares (some LED lamps last for many hours). Rear reflector and taillamp should be aimed straight back.

One of our Cranksgiving Miami sponsors, KNOG, manufactures lights I recommend which are water-resistant with a flexible silicone body and quick-release mounting. There's many brands and models of lights to choose from at your local bike shop, pay them a visit today and purchase lights that help you be seen at night!



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