[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y9wUh8By9c[/embed] In this video featuring ODOT Director Jerry Wray's helmet program endorsement, Catherine Girves and Yay Bikes! member Talon Hendricks model how to fit a helmet. Regarding helmets, Talon says: "It's safe. It helps you because if you're not wearing a helmet, this part of your head is not covered with a shell so you hit your head".
On April 9, 2015, Yay Bikes! joined the Ohio Department of Transportation and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter to train the ~40 youth program coordinators from across the state who had received grants of free helmets to distribute within their communities. The training covered basic parking lot drills the coordinators could use to help kids practice their bike handling skills, and a presentation identifying three primary causes of kids' bicycle crashes.
- Read more about the event and the helmet giveaway!
- Download the document (pdf) summarizing our presentation!
- Link to free online resources for youth bicycle safety!
- Check out the original safety video we developed for the training!
We appreciate ODOT for funding our participation in this exciting project.