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  • Adrian monk Disneytopian Blinking Hand of Righteousness (Turn Signal Glove)
    Adrian monk Disneytopian Blinking Hand of …
    by caitlinsdad

    Really a left-handed glove but something to show direction or give that needed backhand for those who get out of line. This is really a lighted LED glove to highlight visibility of your hand when you give proper hand turn signals when riding in the dark or near-dark.This was inspired by the tur…

  • Paint your bike / bicycle / gear reflective!
    Paint your bike / bicycle / gear reflective!
    by goodgnus

    This Instructable will cover the topical application of retro reflective microspheres (here on out known as glass beads). The concept is that you are essentially making your chosen item reflective via the same manner that your local Transportation Department makes painted stripes on the roadway r…

  • Kilo-Lumen bike headlight
    Kilo-Lumen bike headlight
    by kc6qhp

    I started biking to work this summer and needed a good headlight and taillight. I didn't want to spend a lot, but I wanted extreme visibility. For about $150 I ended up with a headlight that puts out somewhere around 1200 lumens, and a really effective tail light. The power source is an 18 vol…

Light Up Your Ride




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Days are getting shorter and with the loss of Daylight Saving Time bike riders will be riding home from work in the dark. This means you should try to be more visible and to encourage everyone to ride a little brighter and safer we are having a Light Up Your Ride Contest!

Show us how you make your bike or yourself much more visible at night to the cars passing you and win a pair of the brand spankin' new Bike to Work Pants from Cordarounds! These pants aren't just stylish for work, they also keep you safe while riding your bike. Flip up the pant cuffs and pull out the pockets to instantly become more visible.

So how do you make yourself a safe rider? Have you replaced the LEDs in your blinkies, installed reflective materials in crazy places, made your own turn signals? We want to see it!

We're giving away three Bike to Work outfits! These will include one pair of Bike to Work pants and one Instructables Robot t-shirt. One for the most votes, one selected by Cordarounds, and one selected by Instructables staff. Four runners-up will win an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Good luck!

International entries accepted.

Want the pants, but don't think you'll get an Instructable in on time? Then enter "INSTRUCTABLIZE TEN BUCKS OFF THESE PANTS" in the comment when you order a pair and get $10 off for the duration of the contest!

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