Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet

Every bike ride begins with putting on a helmet. But it's equally important that you ensure a proper fit so your helmet can best protect you. A helmet should sit on top of the head in a level position, and should not rock forward, backward or side to side. The helmet straps must always be buckled, but not too tightly.

1. The helmet should be no more than two fingers above the eyes.
2. Straps should make a "V" under the ears.
3. Make sure the helmet is snug when you open your mouth.

Bike helmets aren't just for kids, Mom and Dad. Be a good "Roll" model and wear your helmet!


Learn how to insure a proper fit with these easy to understand videos.
Fitting a Bike Helmet - NHTSA
Safety in Seconds: Bike Helmets - Safe Kids Worldwide

Bike Safety Tips Resources:

Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County

Safe Kids Worldwide

National Bike Month