Night Rides

I am looking to go on a night ride. I have never rode the mountain at night.  i have a light kit for my cross town bike that i tested last night and it does not seem to be strong enough.  Any suggestions would be helpful

1.  Where can i catch a night ride?

2.  Light Kit suggestions? (head lamps, Handle Bar Lamps...)

3.  ANything else ineed to be prepared for?