Coronado is getting ready for a unique holiday celebration that's all about bikes instead of sleigh bells. The beach town is hosting a night ride called "Ride the Lights," a festive cycling party where residents will wear their winter best as they'll deck their bikes with twinkling fairy lights too. The event is set for Sunday, December 10, and is organized by the City of Coronado Mobility Commission.
Starting at 4:45 p.m. at Spreckels Park, participants with their festively adorned bikes will embark on a 2.5-mile ride. Everyone, regardless of age, is encouraged to join, but it's essential to have a front headlight, a rear reflector, and a helmet for those under 18. In case of potential rainfall, the event will be canceled, per the City of Coronado news report.
After the chilly ride, cyclists can warm up with cocoa and cookies, adding a sugar rush to the holiday cheer. The City of Coronado, the Optimist Club of Coronado, and the Coronado Rotary Club have teamed up to bring this festive event to life. The sounds of caroling will lift everyone's spirits.
Kids under 13 need to ride with an adult, and those 13 and older must keep their e-bike speeds in check. The city emphasizes that it's not a race, and there's no prize for finishing first. The route has been adjusted this year for safety reasons.