What's Get Lit?
Get Lit! is one of our signature campaigns to support people biking to get around safely and confidently.
Based on "Get Lit" from the Community Cycling Centre in Portland, we set up our orange tent in different locations around the city and flag down unlit cyclists as they pass, educating them on the importance of bike lights and providing them with a free set for a safe ride home.
Where & when?
We'll be providing lights on Tuesday evenings this October to unlit cyclists in different locations across the city, and chatting with them on the importance of seeing and being seen at night.
We'll announce locations the day of each event.
Why Get Lit?
As summer turns to fall, shorter daylight hours mean it's more important than ever for people biking to have proper lights and reflective gear on their bicycles.
Without a light, you become invisible at night. Lights and reflectors make you visible. Ontario law requires that bicycles be equipped with a front white light and either a rear red reflector or a rear red light, from half an hour before sunset to half an hour after sunrise. Lights, reflectors, reflective tape, and bright clothing help people driving and walking see cyclists at night, creating a safer environment for all road users.
Check out the Toronto Cyclists Handbook for more tips.
Supporters and partners
Our Street Smarts educational initiatives are funded by generous individuals and supported by our longtime partner CultureLink Settlement Services.
Cycle Toronto’s 2018 Get Lit! campaign is supported by Lead Partner City of Toronto and Vision Zero, and Station Partners Toronto Hydro, Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, and Redpath Sugar.