Bike Bakersfield held its monthly Full Moon Ride Saturday and talked about ways to stay safe while riding at night.
The event begins at Beach Park and ends at the Marketplace. The riders coast around 10 to 12 MPH so that bikers of all ages and skill sets can ride together.
"For visibility sake, that's really it. I run two, which kind of helps, and they both blink, so one hopes that while a motorist is driving along, they'll see two blinking lights and that will really get their attention," said Tiede.
Bakersfield has had its share of fatal bike accidents at night. \
Last month, a driver hit a bicyclist near Oswell Street and Virginia Avenue. The bicyclist died at the scene and the driver fled before police arrived. Police are still looking for the suspect.
Tiede said that when riding at night, it is important to not just rely on the lights.