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Did You Know It’s National Bike Month?

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 12, 2013 · 0 comments

As I'm sure many of you can relate, spring is a busy time for our family. Between soccer, baseball, softball, gymnastics and t-ball, evenings are spent trying to make sure each of our kids gets to their chosen activity on time -- and with overlapping schedules, this can get more than a little bit crazy.

One of the things we all look forward to when we can squeeze it in, though, is a bike ride together. We're fortunate enough to live next to a bike path, which makes it very easy to ride as a family whenever the mood strikes. However, because of our jam-packed schedule, we often can't do this until later in the evening, which calls for some extra safety precautions.

So when Walmart asked me to check out their selection of bike safety equipment in honor of National Bike Month, I knew exactly what I wanted to check out at my local store -- lights for our bikes so we can ride safely at dusk.

With that in mind, we picked up several sets of the Bell Wo Light Sets to outfit our bikes for $13.97 each.

I love that this product is super easy to install. It comes with a clear light for the front and a red light for the rear, that each features a stretchy rubber band fastener which holds the lamp tight to the bike so that it won't move. Plus they're really easy to turn on with a simple click on the lens. A second click changes the light to a blinking mode, and a third click turns it back off -- very easy for my younger kids to operate.

While these LED lights aren't necessarily designed to light the way for an after dark ride, they do a fantastic job of ensuring that drivers can easily spot our family on our bikes. We've also been careful to review these rules of the road with our children to teach them about the importance of riding safely while having fun.

Do you enjoy bikes rides with your family? And if so, what precautions do you take to make it safe while still having fun?

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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