I LIGHT HFX is a campaign run by the Halifax Cycling Coalition and MEC to raising awareness for cycling safety at night.

Join us for the I LIGHT HFX ride!

On November 3rd, light up your bike up with everything you have. There will be prizes for the brightest cyclist on the ride. The ride will take us on a tour of the Halifax Peninsula, bells ringing, music playing, and lights shining bright. This ride kicks off two weeks of outreach where we will give out 400 rechargeable lights to cyclists in need. MEC is also hosting a Club Night in the store which means 10% off anything in store. Some conditions apply*

Tickets are $15 for members, and $25 for non-members. Kids under 12 ride FREE! Add $10 after October 31.

Your ticket includes:

  • Registration for the ride
  • 10% off MEC store items
  • A free beverage after the ride
  • A donation to the I Light HFX campaign
  • A ballot for door prizes
  • Hot drinks & snacks prior to the ride

As part of the campaign, we will also distribute 400 rechargeable MEC bike lights to those in need. We will set up outreach tents across HRM, and will give away a free set of lights to anyone who bikes by without a light. We will target half of our outreach events to underserviced communities in Halifax and Dartmouth. Bikers will also receive a safety pamphlet, minor bike repairs, and MEC discount card.

We will be handing out MEC rechargeable lights at the following I LIGHT HFX Outreach Locations
* = MEC repair tent 
Date Day Time Location
Oct 16* Monday 4-6pm Dalhousie University
Oct 19 Thursday 4-6pm Cornwallis and North Park
Oct 21 Saturday 3-6pm Chain of Lakes Trail
Oct 23* Monday 4-6pm MacDonald Bridge Dartmouth side
Oct 25 Wednesday 4-6pm Quinpool and Vernon
Oct 26 Thursday 4-6pm Highfield Park before Burnside Drive
Oct 30* Monday 4-6pm North End Library
Nov 1 Wednesday 4-6pm Woodside Ferry Terminal
Nov 3 Friday  7-9pm I LIGHT HFX RIDE
Nov 10 Friday Rain date for ride

We are always looking for volunteers to help us hand out lights! If you are interested please contact Ashliegh Boers at  ashleigh.boers.133@gmail.com. 

One comment on “I LIGHT HFX 2017

  1. Cameron Deacoff says:

    Is the rain date on Friday November 10 or Saturday November 11?

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