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Making the streets safer one bicycle light and helmet at a time

Posted: 6:57 AM, Oct 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-19 13:57:59Z

Bike Bakersfield is holding an event tonight in an attempt to try and make Bakersfield streets safer for bicyclists. The community partners will be giving away hundreds of bicycle lights and helmets as part of their 'Project Light up the Night".

The event will be held between 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at four different locations. Those locations include the corner of Roberts Lane and N Chester Avenue in Oildale, Niles Street and Mount Vernon Avenue in East Bakersfield, Planz Park in South Bakersfield, and Bike Arvin, in Arvin. 

The bike lights and helmets will be given to anybody who shows up to one of the locations with a bike.  

The event is going on not only today, October 19, 2017 but also October 26, November 2, and November 9, 2017.

Bike Bakersfield along with Chain | Cohn | Stiles | and Kern County Family Health Care will be providing these free lights for bikes over several weeks starting today, Thursday October 19, 2017. 

The project, 'Light up the night' is a project Bike Bakersfield does annually in which they provide bicycle lights to communities that utilize them the most, including Arvin, Oildale, east Bakersfield, and southeast Bakersfield.