Although the Texas Transportation Code requires everyone riding at night to equip their bikes with front white lights and a rear red reflector, many riders cannot afford this safety necessity. Bicycle riders who do not have lights can become invisible to motorists and pedestrians at dusk or after dark, and reduced visibility is a leading cause of disastrous collisions. To help avert these potential hazards, BikeTexas provides educational programs on safe routes and cycling skills and laws.
BikeTexas hopes to promote bicycling for the broader community as a healthy lifestyle and transportation option by advocating for bike safety and education. The organization would like to provide front and back bike lights for those who use bikes for transportation but cannot afford to equip them properly. Dual illumination improves the visibility of people biking on the street after sunset, preventing accidents that could harm bicycle riders, pedestrians, and motorists.
Join G-Team and donate $5 to help BikeTexas provide bicycle lights that promote safe riding after dark. If G-Team members raise $250, BikeTexas can provide 50 sets of front and back bicycle lights to individuals who could not otherwise afford them. Each additional $5 raised will fund an additional set of lights. G-Team contributors will also receive a complimentary membership to BikeTexas, providing access to a statewide cycling community, monthly e-newsletter, legislative-action alerts, and information about upcoming cycling advocacy events.
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BikeTexas works at both the state and national levels to encourage Texans to bike for both health and transportation. The organization focuses on raising awareness about cycling-related issues, including access, safety, and education. In addition to keeping cyclists informed and equipped with the necessary safety equipment, BikeTexas advocates for legislation that protects them. Many of its wide variety of programs also involve partner organizations such as the Texas Departments of Transportation and Public Safety and the U.S. Department of Education.