Nathan Fletcher

Cycling experts say ‘ride with lights’ day and night at La Jolla bike summit

Cycling experts say ‘ride with lights’ day and night at La Jolla bike summit

Independent bicycle dealers, industry representatives and bike advocates attended the Rider Safety Visibility Summit, hosted by California Bicycle, Inc. at 7462 La Jolla Blvd. on June 22. Together, they drove a message home: To increase road visibility, bicyclists need to use lights for both day and night rides.

NiteRider sales manager Mike Ely, whose mantra is “Lights, lights, lights, no matter what,” told the group, “six or seven years ago, while riding to work one morning, I saw an automobile, a motorcycle and a bike … two of the vehicles had lights on. The bicycle did not.” That’s why he’s dedicated the last few years to persuading cyclists that having and using lights can...

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