Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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Remember to wear a Helmet EVERY time you ride!
Bike Smart from the Start...wear a Helmet

The Pennsylvanian law states that everyone under age 12 must wear a helmet, applying to children operating bicycles and to children who are passengers in a restraining seat or trailer. It is very important for people over age 12 to also wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet makes it easier for others to see you. Be a good example to other bike riders by wearing your helmet each you ride.


Quick Facts

  • Each year, bicycle crashes kill about 900 people;
    200 of those are children under 15 years old.

  • Each year, 567,700 people go to hospital emergency rooms – 382,000 are children below 15 years old.

  • Each year, 130,000 suffer from head injuries due to bicycle crashes.

  • More than 70% of children ages 5 to 14 (27.7 million) ride bicycles.

It is very important that everyone wear a helmet each and every time he/she rides a bike. Most bicycling deaths and serious injuries are
due to head injuries. Studies show that wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%. Make sure the helmet is properly fitted to your head.


How to Properly Fit a Helmet

  • Adjust the Helmet
    Size your helmet to your head using the right combinations of foam sizing pads or the retention system by using the dial on the back of the helmet to adjust the helmet.

  • Wear it Low on your Forehead
    The helmet should have two straps joined with a "tri-glide" to form a "V". The front and rear strap of each V should be snug when a tri-glide is positioned just below the earlobe.

  • Tighten Buckle Strap
    The buckle strap should fit snug beneath the chin Only 1 adult finger should be able to fit between the clip and the chin.

  • Snug on the Head
    Make sure the helmet cannot move from side to side or up and down.

  • Adjust the pads
    Size your helmet to your head using the right combinations of foam sizing pads.

**Double-Check the Fit. When securely fit, your eyebrows should move up and down or side to side with the movement of the helmet. If you see this, you know your helmet is a good fit!