Get your bike ready for festival season!

This guide will detail taking an old Trek mountain bike from ordinary to Extra-blingbling! We'll decorate the heck out of it, add lights, and then waterproof and playa-proof everything so it's far less likely to break while you're riding around a festival at night.

We'll talk about different light strip options and code for maximizing battery life and brightness, project timelines and management, and how to make sure that all your connections are as bulletproof as possible, so you can ride with confidence.

It's already mid-June at the time of writing, and I already feel a bit behind on this project. I'll post progress pics as I go, and build the guide out as I encounter problems and pitfalls.  

Ready to go?

This guide was first published on Jun 18, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 16, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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