Originally Posted by man910
They don't close the gates at night? Do you need lights? Night-riding @ Haines Point in the summer would be awesome.
I've never been there when they closed the gates, and I tend to go at around 10:00 pm or so. Possibly they close them at midnight, as I'm gone by then, but I kind of doubt it.
I do have a backlight (front one got stolen). Because it's so quiet there, I don't worry too much about being seen since I feel like I can see enough to avoid any obstacles. And anyway, cyclists and cars aren't the problem -- it's the people walking in the middle of the road. Some of them are either totally clueless or are blasted out of their minds.
The loop has lights, but there are spells where you're shooting through close to pitch dark (though I never worry about going off the road).
Great place for night riding, especially when the booze cruises are rolling by on the left and planes are landing across the river on the right. I'll be there tonight for a couple hours.