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Bike Miami Valley member installs free front and read headlights on a bike.

Bike Miami Valley member installs free front and read headlights on a bike.

Ten Bike Miami Valley volunteers and staff, seven Dayton Police officers and a FiveRivers MetroParks ranger fanned out across downtown Dayton on Wednesday evening to put lights on bike for people who needed them.

Josiah James installs free lights in the Downtown Dayton Link Bike Shop on Main Street.

Josiah James installs free lights in the Downtown Dayton Link Bike Shop on Main Street.

In a couple hours, the volunteers installed 42 sets of free front headlights and rear taillights on any bike brought to them. The lights were provided by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Pedal Pals program.

Emmy Fabich, program manager for Bike Miami Valley, declared the initiative a success and said the bike advocacy organization and its partners may make Lights on Bikes a recurring event.

The event was a collaboration between MVRPC, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, the Link Bike Shop, the Dayton Police Department, Five Rivers MetroParks and Bike Miami Valley.

Yours truly installs bike lights in front of the Dayton Fire Station at Main Street and Monument Avenue.

Yours truly installs bike lights in front of the Dayton Fire Station at Main Street and Monument Avenue.


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