Enjoy Christmas Lights By Bike

Today is actually shaping up to be a decent day. It’s not going to be overly warm, but a high in the low 50’s isn’t too bad for December riding either! As I was driving home last night, I noticed that many of the homes in our neighborhood were already sporting lights and decorations and thought it would be a great idea to get out one night on two wheels and take them in a little more leisurely.

If you’re in the Salem/Keizer area, you can join in on Wednesday Night Light rides each night in December, with a Keizer Lights specific ride planned for December 17. From the Salem Bicycle Club site:

The ride starts at the BiMart in Keizer. Decorated bikes are encouraged, but not required. Bring a can of food or other donation for the Marion-Polk Foodbank. We will stop at Jackie’s and Doug’s for hot chocolate and cookies during the ride. Call Joanne Heilinger 503-399-9652 for more info, Wednesday December 17, 6:30 pm, Distance 10 miles.

If you want to go it alone, you can even check out this MapMyRide route for your own Christmas light adventure.

If you’re in Portland, you can hit an annual favorite of ours, Peacock Lane, on December 14 for a car-free night. As previously reported at, the night before the official opening on December 15, will be for pedestrians of all sorts. Visitors on bikes may have a lane specifically for them, or may just be asked to walk them.

With the mild weather we’re having through the end of the week, this is a great time to get out and see some festive lighting on two wheels!

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