It's getting dark earlier! Fear not, though: Bike Bakersfield to the rescue with free bike lights.

With the sun going down so early now, it’s important to be safe while exercising outside and that particularly includes riding bikes in the dark. To help all cyclists ride safely, Bike Bakersfield’s Project Light Up The Night is handing out free bicycle lights in parts of the community where bicycles are used most.

With support from Pacific Gas & Electric and Chain Cohn Stiles, Bike Bakersfield will be at four locations in Bakersfield to hand out and install 500 free sets of lights every Wednesday (except Dec. 14) from 6 to 8 p.m. until Jan. 25, a news release says.

Riders must bring their bikes to receive one set of lights per person.

The lights will be distributed at Bike Bakersfield (1708 Chester Ave.), the corner of Niles and Mt. Vernon, the corner of Chester and Roberts Lane, and Planz Park.

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