Putting aside that it’s not even “officially” the holiday season yet, and also putting aside that every other night of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Festival of Lights cyclists are categorically banned from enjoying the public light show, last night was the one-night-only bone thrown by LADWP and city officials to us whacky two-wheeling advocates so that we could roll up and down the mile-long displays of illumination without any vehicular integration or interference.

I’d guesstimate turnout in the couple hundreds — a big increase over last year.

A set of photos from the festivities can be viewed here.