I am pretty sure it’s safe to say that we all look forward to summer: longer daylight hours and warmer weather mean we can enjoy activities that would just be no fun in the cold.
If you’re hopping on your bike, you’ll want to be sure you put on your helmet first. But your helmet must fit correctly in order to protect you properly. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure you have the right fit:
- Try the helmet on and select a helmet that fits snugly. Adjust with pads, or on certain helmets, use the dial fitting system.
- Place the helmet level on your head. The front of the helmet should be one to two finger widths above your eyebrows to protect the forehead.
- Adjust the slide on both side straps to form a “V” directly under, and slightly in front of the ears. Lock the slide if possible.
- Center the left buckle under the chin; make sure the helmet is level. Adjust the rear or front straps to assure the helmet is not tilting forward or back.
- Buckle the chinstrap securely so that no more than one or two fingers fit between the strap and your chin. Secure all straps in the rubber ring, close to the buckle.