Rainy Riding from the SFBC

The good folks at the San Francisco Bike Coalition have a new video out (you may remember their training video for the police regarding bike matters) about riding in the rain and at night. Again, it's well done; plus it has "Riders on the Storm" by the Doors, one of my favorite songs, as the background music.

A note on the video:

While San Francisco requires a white front light and rear red reflector for riding at night, Columbus requires a front white light, a rear red light, AND a rear red reflector (keep in mind that most of your rear red lights will also function as reflectors).

People, not speed.


  1. Columbus requires red lights on the front? Check city ordinance #2173.05 "Signal devices on bicycle" http://www.ordlink.com/codes/columbus/_DATA/TITLE21/Chapter_2173_BICYCLES_AND_MOTO.html#7

    BTW, great blog!

  2. Sorry, typo. I fixed it. Columbus requires a front WHITE light.

  3. I got caught in some SF (Oakland really) rain this morning. Luckily I had my rain cape in my waterproof pannier.
    Only my lower legs got wet, and I had extra socks with me and shoes at the office. Being prepared makes all the difference between an uneventful commute and a memorable one (in a bad way, of course.)

  4. I had a similar situation today (on my first bike trip to work since our new baby was born a month ago!). Wore the rain cape, used waterproof panniers, and it was all good.

    Always remember the 6 P's:

    Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance!


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