Operation Illumination Bike Light Giveaways
Operation Illumination, is the the initiative to install front and rear bicycle light sets for riders with unlit bikes. The giveaways are pop up events that occur throughout the year at various locations. All unlit cyclists who pass by our pop up giveaways also go home with bike safety resources, such as our Biking 101 Guide and our Bike Map.
Since 2011 Bike Pittsburgh has been giving away hundreds of free front and rear bike lights annually. We care about riders’ safety and education, and this is one of the most direct ways that we can interact with our community to provide that assistance.
Riding without lights not only makes bicyclists near-invisible in the dark, but it is also a ticketable offense under Pennsylvania law. Lightless riding is risky, and whether people are simply unaware or they cannot afford lights, we want to be sure that they are covered.
Consider making a contribution to Bike Pittsburgh today. $30 is the cost of one set of lights for an unlit rider.