#ygkChallenge: Light My Ride

ygkchallenge, Light My Ride, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Light My Ride. Cycle Kingston annually conducts their Light My Ride campaign, which promotes safe cycling practices by distributing bike lights to ensure riders are seen on the roads. Considering the recent time change, it’s getting darker out earlier, and therefore the need to be seen on the road is essential from both a safety and legal perspective. Regarding the latter, provincial law requires cyclists to have a white front light and a red rear light (or reflector) when riding between one-half hour before sunset and one-half hour after sunrise. Failure to comply could result in a fine of $20. If you missed out on this year’s Light My Ride campaign, rest assured that most of Kingston’s well-loved bike shops stock everything you need to stay safe and keep your bike in proper working order. As Kingston progresses towards becoming a bike-friendly community, it’s important for all of us cyclists to do our part, educate ourselves and respect the rules of the road.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Hector Parayuelos for today’s pic.

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