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"Bike the Lights!" Holiday Ride to PIR - 5:30 PM (VAN)






Fairly Flat


just I-5 Bridge

Ride Type:



Cancellation Guidelines:

The usual: ice / snow / wind / heavy rain


Details: (updated)

We gather at Bike Clark County Bike Shop and ride over the I-5 bridge together to PIR for the annual car-free night ride around the Christmas lights. No walkers, skaters, strollers, vehicles.  Just us bikes and trikes!
Bring $ or buy ticket online - BEST!  Entrance fee is $15 and don't even think of cheaping out!  This ride benefits the PDX Sunshine Division.  You're feeding and clothing a neighbor in need, so feel good about it!  Cash? exact amount only!

PIR website:

How to prepare for night ride

Lights – Required:  Front - white light.  Rear - red light or reflector. 
Your lights should help you see the road and be seen by other road users.  

Test Ride I
 - Try out your lights on a short night ride.  Can you see?  Do they fall off??

 – It's COLD in the dark.  Wear MORE.  It's a SLOW ride -- you won't warm up. 
Wind protection is a real butt saver.  Hand and toe warmers, hat, buff and gloves, thermal everything, wind-block/rain coat. 
Reflective stripes are groovy. 

Test Ride II
 – T
ry out your clothing choices at a slow pace at night. 
Warm enough? 
Are you stiff and stuffed like the little brother in A Christmas Story?

Bike Decor
 –Jim usually wins Best Bike, but maybe he'll slack off this year.  Knock yourself out just in case.

lights jim

Test Ride III
 –Try out your decorated bike before the real ride. 
Can you still pedal despite that fake Santa you hot-glued to your fender?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and be ready to ROLL at 5:30 pm.


Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policyand be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.

Please make sure to print a ride cue sheet or download to your device. Maps are not provided.

Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.


Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner.Ride safely and have fun!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Bike Clark County
Meet in the parking lot BEHIND the store
1604 Main St
Vancouver, WA  98660

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jim Thomas
360-607-7085 (p)
360-607-7085 (c)
Jan Verrinder
3606073271 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Online registration is required.
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