Riding in darkness is a fact of life working in the arctic winter.

  • Be certain your headlights, taillights, and brake lights are working before you ride.
  • Always drive at speeds that will allow you to stop safely if an obstacle appears in your path. Adjust your speed to snow conditions, other riders, and basic safety. It is important to ride at safe speeds under all conditions, not just while riding in the dark.
  • Headlights can generally illuminate 200 feet. If you can’t stop within that distance, you’re riding too fast.
  • Have a headlamp with you. If your headlight malfunctions, you’ll need something to illuminate your path. Riding in the dark without any light source, is no fun.

Visit the Speed section in Dangers to Avoid for more information.

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