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Bike group gives away free light kits

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A local non-profit is hoping bicycle-riders will be easier to spot.

"Charleston Moves" gave away free light kits to bikers in downtown Charleston Monday afternoon in an event called "Light the Night."  

"Charleston doesn't have much infrastructure for bikers," membership and outreach coordinator Savannah Brennan said.  "It's not safe, especially on the college campus, where kids should be able to walk and ride and not fear their lives getting to class."

The group suggests installing a solid white front light, and a blinking red rear light on bikes.  The visibility is especially important in the winter months, when the sun sets earlier.

"We're really trying to promote some safe riding out there - being visible, especially when 5 o'clock hits and everybody is heading home - it's pitch black out," Charleston Moves member Connor Lock said.

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