We are a new enterprise dedicated to making the rider more visible to improve bicyclist safety by bringing innovative quality products to market.Our products will be of the highest quality and embody cutting edge engineering to be a leader in the field of safety bicycle lighting.By improving bicyclist safety, we hope to promote the use of the bicycle as a practical transportation option thereby improving personal health and the environment, reducing gridlock and traffic while saving gas money.
The bicycle is a means to a more active lifestyle with improved health, fitness and stress reduction benefits.In light of our current obesity epidemic, the bicycle might be one means to help improve our public health profile and personal health.We promote the use of the bicycle to commute to work, to school, to perform local errands.In this way, we can reduce air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels. The use of the bicycle over fossil fuel engines will help reduce traffic, gridlock and parking needs.It is a small individual act that has global consequences for the planet as well as the local municipality. The use of the bicycle will allow us to save money during our current gas crisis and reduce dependence upon fossil fuels.The health, environmental, overall reduction of congested urban traffic and economic benefits make the use of the bicycle a compelling option.Our products will give you the peace of mind to ride your bicycle at night and in low light conditions.
The concept of illuminating the rider to increase visibility and safety represents a paradigm shift in bicycle safety lighting. BE SEEN IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LIGHT!
Introducing innovative products to market that IMPROVE RIDER SAFETY AND VISIBILITY by direct illumination of the rider.As people feel safer with our products, hopefully more people will opt to use the bicycle as a utilitarian transportation choice.We promote the simple act of riding a bicycle over the auto as an individual local act that has far reaching local, municipal and global effects. The SIR Light is the first of many innovative and exciting products that will be offered during the coming year.
We know the problem and have a solution, for the problem of a bicycle rider being visible in low light/dark conditions to approaching motorists using the road, is currently lacking. Present bicycle lighting consists of headlights, that serve to make the approaching road surface visible to the bicycle rider and manifest a point light source as the signal to approaching motorists, and tail-lights that emanate a red light rearward as the signal to alert motorists approaching form the rear.Other lights are added to the helmet and clothing to increase rider visibility.When this sort of lighting is used, there is no illumination of the rider.The Safety Illumination of Rider Light, the SIR Light, makes the rider visible with 360° Illumination to approaching vehicles.
Our products will allow you to BE SEEN IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LIGHT!
Our Green Commitment: We make every effort to minimize any negative environmental impact of our products through engineering design, from production to packaging by offering products that utilize rechargeable batteries, recyclable plastics, recyclable packaging, utilization of Soy Inks and explore all biodegradable options. We understand this may not be a perfect solution for everyone but we will make every effort to use existing technologies and materials whenever feasible.
How the idea became a reality:
I commuted from Long Beach, CA to Los Angeles using a surface rail public transportation system called the blue line.On my first morning at 5 am in dark conditions, I was almost run over by a car exiting a driveway.This occurred despite the flashing strobe headlight and rear red taillight.I thought he had seen me when entering his car.A passion was born that day to improve rider visibility.I knew there had to be a better way. The existing products on the market then as well as now, do not address this crucial issue.
City of Long Beach, California Promotes Bicycling: On an interesting note, Long Beach, CA built a bicycle commuter station at the terminus of the Blue Line where commuters could park their bikes in a secure parking facility for a small fee.Kudos is extended to the leaders of the City of Long Beach for their progressive program. Personal Bicycling Experience: I became an avid cyclist in fourth decade of life because my knees could no longer tolerate jogging.My wife and I decided to train for RAGBRAI, an organized annual ride across the state of Iowa with 8000 other cyclists.It is 450-500 miles in length over 7 days.We went on to do RAGBRAI 8 times.We could leave our small children with her parents, who lived in Iowa, while we enjoyed each other RAGBRAI for one week knowing our children were in safe hands. We have also taken organized bike vacations in Vermont during the fall foliage change and a wine country ride through NAPA and Sonoma counties.I also presently use my bicycle to commute to work and for local shopping and errands.
We support advocacy groups whose goal is increase the number of people using the bicycle through focused, political action.Safe Bicycling Innovations is a proud member of the following advocacy groups:
Adventure Cycling Association
League of American Bicyclists
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
California bicycle Coalition
National Bicycle Dealer Association
Benefits of supporting bicycling:
Better health and weight control
Personal stress reduction
Less traffic on the road
Less needed parking spaces
Less dependence on fossil fuels
Save money on gas, oil and tires
Protect the environment: act locally to produce global effects
More convenient to ride during rush hour and gridlock times
Reduce personal carbon footprint
Fun for an afternoon of for a vacation
The bicycle is promoted for the following target users:
Commuting to work or school
Grocer shopping with proper equipment on bicycle
Exercise enthusiasts and triatheletes
Bicycling tourists (solo and organized touring companies)
Commercial Bike messengers (explore insurance discount if light is used)
Police and Park Rangers
Urban Dwellers using the bike for local transportations
Casual riders: Families and couples who might take a shot ride after dinner
Riders under 16
Bicycle programs at places like Emory University where bikes are offered for campus transportation.