High-LIGHTS from Halloween!
Halloween is a great time to ride a bike in Richmond. The weather is pleasant (if a touch CHILLING this year), the spirit is high, and there’s lots of fun stuff to see and do! The festivities on Hanover Avenue in the Fan with its orange lights and pedestrian-friendly street closure and the Oregon Hill Halloween Parade create a wonderful outdoor community environment that’s family friendly, fun, and very, very Richmond.
But now that it’s getting dark earlier, the need for visibility is becoming more critical. For the second year in a row, we wanted to be a part of helping folks be safe for this holiday and beyond. Bike Walk RVA partnered with VCU RamBikes last year to hand out lights along Floyd Ave to cyclists who needed them. Over 150 lights were distributed between our two teams, and it was clear that nearly every cyclists wants to use lights. The barrier is often that they are stolen, they break off, or the batteries die. We were happy to help and to raise awareness about them.
This year we were back, with VCU RamBikes joining again. RideRichmond also joined to distribute their bike safety “rights and responsibilities” spokecards. We also had candy. Our table was packed for two whole hours, and then we got to go enjoy the wonderful social events our city has to offer.