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Free bike lights will be given out by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

Free bike lights distributed in San Diego on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.
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In celebration of daylight savings time, the San Diego Bike Coalition is trying to keep the streets a little bit safer for cyclists by handing out free bike lights.

On Sunday November 6, Californians will set their clocks back one hour.

And cyclists used to the late afternoon sun on their way home from work may suddenly find themselves in the dark.

The Bike Coalition doesn’t want those riders to be caught without the proper safety gear and remain invisible to vehicles and others sharing the road.

State law requires riders to have front and rear lights when biking in the dark.

The free lights will be handed out at the following times and locations:

Thursday, November 3, at 3 pm to 6 pm:  Chula Vista Farmer’s Market (Third Avenue and Center Street)*.

Thursday, November 10, at 4 pm to 6 pm: Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park (3700 Fairmount Ave.)**.

*In partnership with the City of Chula Vista’s Recreation Department and the Third Avenue Village Association as a part of the year-long Walk + Bike Chula Vista campaign

**In partnership with the City of San Diego Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety