“Lights on your bike at night is one of the most important safety measures people on bikes can take to ensure a safe ride,” said Renee Rivera, executive director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, a 2,800-member nonprofit organization that works for safe, convenient and enjoyable bicycling for all people in the East Bay.
Staff and volunteers will be installing bike lights at the Waterfront Flick at Jack London Square on Thursday, Aug. 18, distributing bike safety information and reminding riders that California law requires a front white light and rear red reflector or light when cycling in the dark.
“The two most important things people biking can do to ensure a safe ride is to be predictable and visible,’” said Bonnie Wehmann, education director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. “When people biking are visible and well-lit at night, they give drivers an understood signal that they are regular users of the roadway.” The East Bay Bicycle Coalition offers free bicycle safety classes throughout Alameda County. For more information and a schedule of classes, go to www.ebbc.org/safety.
Waterfront Flicks is screening “Dinner with Schmucks,” a hilarious feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Market Lawn at Jack London Square in Oakland. For more information, visit www.jacklondonsquare.com/events.