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Night Riding 101: Lights and All You Need to Know About Cycling in the Dark
October 26 @ 6:00 pm
Daylight hours are getting shorter. Whether you are a hardcore rider who wants to keep riding and training over winter, a commuter who now has to ride in the dark; maybe you are interested in taking part in ultradistance or 24 hour events, or you are a social rider who now because of limited daylight you are riding to the brewery after sunset. All or any of these riders- this event is for you.
Join Saucon Valley Bikes shop owner Joël and his wife Jessica a Liv Cycling and Lupine Lights Ambassador for an evening of discussing everything and anything involving night riding. Topics such as lighting including helmet, bar, and rear lights; reflective clothing and high visibility safety gear, and the fine nuances of night riding such as helmet versus bar lighting (what and how you see), light batteries that are internal versus corded (comfort and use factor), and how many lumen of light is really need each type of riding. All of these will be talked about and demonstrated.
If you didn’t know our speakers, Joël and Jess are the perfect people to talk about lighting. Just in 2022 races, not counting commuting and regular old riding they have spent over 100 hours riding in the dark. Over the past 10+ years they have competed in too many to count 24 hour mountain bike races. In addition, recently they have taken up ultra distance gravel events, riding upwards to 380 miles in one event. All of these require at a minimum 12 upwards to even 18 hours of constant pedaling overnight in the dark. Jess and Joël ride, train, and compete year round, thus in the winter they can be found riding in the early morning and late-night hours using lights.
Snacks, beverages, and cycling swag provided. If you prefer to sit during this event please being a camp chair or similar since seating is limited.