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!

(Official Rules)

The Light Up Your Ride is closed.

7 Prizes

First Prize<br />(3 winners)

Pair of reflective Bike to Work Pantsfrom Cordarounds and an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Runner-Up<br />(4 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt and patch.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 29, 2008 and Nov 23, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Light Up Your Ride. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.