It's that time of year again to ride with your own light so you can see the trail. These start at 6:30pm. You should also bring a helmet and a mountain bike. There's not much chance of RCP being open this week but I just wanted to announce this to jinx it even further.
The ride is generally for all levels but I don't typically recommend people jump into night riding unless they've already done at least 10 rides during the day.
If you're looking for lights a lot of people run two of the following light. They use one on the helmet and another on the handlebars.http://www.amazon.com/Lumen-Bicycle-Hea ... 006QQX3C4/
There's also this optional lens that changes the hotspot from round to retangular. A lot of people swear by it.http://www.amazon.com/Angle-MagicShine- ... 004WLCLQY/
The battery quality on those lights may or may not be good but I know plenty of people have had no problems with them. Also with or without the optional lens these light have a hot spot that washes out the trail more than the more expensive lights. That's part of the reason the other lights are more expensive.
Magicshine makes mid-tier lights price-wise. http://magicshineusa.com/products/lights
After that they get expensive pretty quickly with companies like Light and Motion:http://www.lightandmotion.com/the-perfe ... e/mountain
Trail LED - locally owned and built. http://www.trailled.com