Helmet Care

Sip, clip, and go!

How long is too long with the same helmet?  If it’s my helmet, it was 6 months ago.  The bike helmet is the most important piece of equipment a cyclist has. Caring for you helmet is simple, but very important.  Here are some basics:

  • Wash your helmet if you sweat.  Most newer cyclists don’t realize what a bacteria festival the bicycle helmet is.  A little dish soap, warm soapy water, air dry thoroughly.
  • If you crash, replace your helmet immediately.  It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t crack, you weren’t injured, the helmet looks brand new.  A crash= immediate replacement.

Last summer I took a friend mountain biking.  She’s new to the sport.  She fell and crashed, and her helmet saved her from a serious head injury.  She was traveling less than 2 mph, it was a freak fall, and it cracked her helmet in two and she escaped with a…

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