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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 14 2014
Last updated November 14, 2014

LightCycle: A Bicycle Brake Light System (Canceled)

Illuminate your bike! Drivers and cyclist will see you at night, and know when you're hitting your brakes. Being seen = Safety.

LightCycle: A Bicycle Brake Light System (Canceled)

Illuminate your bike! Drivers and cyclist will see you at night, and know when you're hitting your brakes. Being seen = Safety.

$326
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 14 2014
Last updated November 14, 2014

About

Hello! :)

About us: We are Edward & Jasmine and we've been dating for 3 years, and have been cycling consistently for about 5 years. Edward is an electrical technician and I, Jasmine, am a creative media director.

LightCycle: Edward and his cycling buddies go out almost every Sunday morning for a 20-30 mile bike ride, but occasionally we hit the road together after work during the week. Most of the time we use a bike trail, but in order to get there we have to share the road with cars. The idea of LightCycle came after many "almost accidents" with each other caused by Edward breaking (he rides in front of me) and I couldn't tell when he was stopping. He would always say he was stopping, but due to the wind I couldn't always hear him. We also wanted lights that could warn car drivers that we are sharing the road with them, because, let's be honest- the little red reflective square that comes with all standard bikes doesn't do anything.

We have purchased front bike lights, back lights, blinkers, you name it- we have it. One day, Edward sends me a text saying, "I'm going to work on a little project for us." Within a couple of hours he was done, and we were riding. The feedback we got, and request from people for this product was amazing. One of our favorite quotes is, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi said that. We are confident that this is a product that is going to change the world for the better. We see so many bike accidents happening everyday, and we are sure that with your help we can make bike riding safe, and fun!

Our plan when fully funded:
We have already contacted several manufactures that are willing to take on our task, so most of the money will go towards that. We have also started the patent process of LightCycle and we need about $450 to get that completed. We have spoken to several distribution companies, but we need to talk "actual numbers" if we can get funded. There are also website costs we need to take care of, so getting funded is crucial for this project to come to life. We would also like to go to expo's and other cycling events to share this product.

Timeline:
We have already made the t-shirts order, as well as some of the rewards you'll be receiving- so those will be sent out as soon as the payments process and we receive all of the t-shirts and reward prices. We are expecting to have the actual LightCycle kits completed half way through November, but since that's the beginning of Holiday season, UPS and USPS don't make any promises with delivery times.. that's the main reason why we have estimated that you should receive your product no later than mid way January.

Thank you for considering and we look forward to making your LightCycle kit! We will be posting update videos informing you of our progress :)

- Edward & Jasmine -

Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges that we hope not to face, but there's always a possibility is not getting all of our material shipped in to us on time. Know that we are making all of these systems ourselves, so getting the stuff delivered to us on time is key into staying on track with your delivery dates.
If this does happen, we will notify you immediately of when you're expected to receive your LightCycle. Your peace of mind, is our number one priority.
-EJ

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    It's the $5 that can take us to the top, so thank you! You will get a special recognition on our list of supporters on our website www.lightmycycle.com when we are succesfully funded.

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    Everything counts! Thank you!
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    You're name will be on our list of supporters in our website, www.lightmycycle.com + a handwritten postcard from the creators + 2 bike Mini Bells for safety :)

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    3 LightCycles for adult bikes
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