Without bike lights, people riding bikes are nearly invisible. As the days get shorter, more people will be riding after sunset and we want to make sure no one gets left in the dark.
Wear your brightest colours. Light up your bicycle. Ride with us.
The purpose of the I Light HFX campaign is to raise awareness and create a sense of community visibility about cycling after dark. The community ride is a fun way to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get creative with lighting up their bikes as bright as possible and riding together through our city. So, dust off your bike lights, lamps, Christmas lights and reflectors - and don't be afraid to get creative! Prizes are given for the brightest bikes!
Help support our I Light HFX campaign!
The ride also helps fund the Halifax Cycling Coalition’s work because there is a ticket price of $25/person for members and $30/person for non-members (children 12 and under ride for free, but must be accompanied by an adult). All the funds go towards a campaign we will be running for two months after the event, where we hand out lights to folks who need them. We will be partnering with local community organizations and bike shops to make sure the lights are going to folks who need them! This year, when you buy your ticket you can also choose to buy an additional light (or two) for someone who needs it!
We will meet at the Cyclesmith parking lot (in the back past the NSLC entrance) to register and for some announcements and snacks before we head out for the ride. During registration, there will be warm drinks (courtesy of Java Blend), snacks and last-minute safety checks. The ride will begin at 6:30pm. Thanks to Cyclesmith for their support in this event! There will be a family-friendly celebratory event following the bike ride at Heartwood's heated patio on Quinpool. All participants get a drink ticket for a free beverage (beer or other yummy non-alcoholic drinks).
*Please note all participants are required to be fully vaccinated and will be asked to show confirmation at the event.
6:00 PM - Registration Begins at Cyclesmith parking lot
6:30 PM - Ride Begins
7:15 PM - Ride Ends
7:15 PM - Afterparty
Sunday, November 7, 2021
The main route of the ride will be a 30-45 min family-friendly pace around the city ending at the commons - there will then be an opportunity to go on a longer ride or head directly to the post-ride celebration (both rides will be marshaled)
You can view all the routes here:
• A group ride
• Donation to I Light HFX
• Pre-ride warm drinks and snacks
• Entry to after party
• One post-ride beverage and drink deals
• Support for the HCC
• Opportunity for prizes!
2553 Agricola Street
Halifax, NS B3K 4C4
|Ride fee (members)||$ 25.00|
|Ride fee (non-members)||$ 30.00|
|Youth (12 and under)||$ 0.00|
|Bike Buddy||$ 0.00|
|Unwaged/discounted fee||$ 15.00|
|Buy someone else a light||$ 10.00|