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Koinobori windsock on our bike trailer

Bicycle flag poles: Effective for increasing visibility on the road

A bike flag pole is a good visibility tool to improve road safety As a parent of a child who rides a bike, or a bicycle commuter yourself, you know how important it is to make sure that your child or yourself are visible on the road. With the increasing number of cars on the road, it’s crucial that bicyclists take extra precautions to stay safe while riding. One way to do this is by attaching a bicycle flag pole to your bike. A bicycle flag pole is a simple yet effective tool that can help increase your visibility on the road. It attaches to the back of your bike and holds a brightly colored flag that can be seen by drivers from a distance. These flags come in various shapes and sizes, from the traditional triangular shape to a […]

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Bike Flag Light Pole, made in Oakland

Riding our light up bike pole lights (aka Bike Beam) in Oakland and Berkeley

Family bike riding around Oakland and Berkeley Our child is old enough to pedal themselves around to school, the library, and to sports practice.  Sometimes it’s hard, but usually we have a good time getting to where we need to go.  We get some exercise, take in our surroundings, wave to neighbors, give names to cats and dogs, and appreciate random sidewalk finds. And we can get around in an environmentally-friendly way. We ride around with a set of bike pole lights that I have been developing for a while.  The bike flag lights make us pretty easy to spot. If you see us, wave and say hello! I made our bike pole lights (aka the “Bike Beam” light) to keep my child visible When we first started riding around on neighborhood streets, I realized that my child was hard […]

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