May is National Bike Month. I ride a bike. Admittedly, I don’t ride it as often as I run but I do ride. Currently, my bike is awaiting a spring tune-up to make sure it is in good working order.
I want to spend the majority of this post discussing the most important part of bike safety – in my humble opinion. That is, of course, helmet wearing.
If you ride, or if you have loved ones who ride, get fitted for a helmet. Bike helmets save lives. A few years ago my son fell off his bike on a patch of gravel in the road. He was skinned up pretty bad but did not require stitching anywhere. He immediately went to a family friend’s house and cleaned up. After the fact, we noticed he cracked his helmet. He didn’t even realize, at the time, he hit his head. The helmet saved him from some brain trauma.
Enough for my plug. Here are some resources for you and your family.