Biking is a great way to get around and a fun way to get some fresh air and exercise. But the road is a dangerous place. Here're some tips to help you protect your head and yourself when you're out biking.
Choose one you like. Children who get to choose their helmet are more likely to wear it. It should fit on top of the head, resting two fingers above the eyebrows. The straps should be tight, but not so tight the person wearing it can't open their mouth. And most importantly, once you have it, always wear it. It doesn't do any good if you leave it at home.
No one wants to get a flat tire in traffic or squeeze the brakes and have nothing happen. Here are some things to check before you head out for a ride:
That's the best way to prevent collisions between bicycles and cars when you're on the road. Here's how: