Operation Firefly is an education and bike light distribution program intended to make sure people riding bikes in Los Angeles are riding safely at night. In California, front white lights with side, back, and pedal reflectors are required by law at night (CVC21201). More importantly, riding without lights and reflectors is dangerous.
LACBC’s “Team Firefly” volunteers will be handing out front and rear lights during night-time street distributions all over Los Angeles. Operation Firefly will be launching with the first street distribution during the week following the November 4, 2012 time change. Our goal is to seek out people riding without lights for various reasons, especially riders who may not have the means or time to acquire lights on their own. LACBC has invested in a few hundred light sets and intends to continue weekly street distributions until all the lights are gone.
In addition to front and rear lights, LACBC will be distributing Operation Firefly spoke cards in English and Spanish. The spoke cards will provide a summary of the California Vehicle Code requirements while riding at night, along with additional tips for enhanced visibility when it’s dark. The spoke cards will be distributed with the lights, to LACBC members, at events, through local bike shops, and through partner organizations.
You can support “Operation Firefly” by making a tax-deductible donation or by purchasing a set of lights from LACBC for $20. For every set we sell, we can give away another set!