Graphic design by Emily Redd
On the occasion of next week's 2009 Bike Omaha Bike De'lights holiday lights tour, I decided to get festive and decorate my bike.
On the handlebars is a wreath with sleigh bells. A sleigh bell also hangs near each brake lever.
I used battery operated lights from Walmart. Each strand cost about $6. I wove one strand around the main triangle, and a second is secured using zip ties and home made fender clips. I fashioned the fender clips from a Dr. Pepper soda can using tin snips.
The battery packs are secured under the saddle using a plethora of zip ties, using more than needed, as they have a tendency to break in cold weather.
Please come out and join us for the ride, even if you don't have a decorated bike. I will have some extra sleigh bells to hand out if you want to jingle all the way.
The ride has garnered some interest from the community:
- Midtown Crossing Blog - Bike De'Lights 2009
- Omaha World-Herald, Fri. 12/4 - Cyclists can delight in the lights