Helmet—Helmets are an essential part of your cycling gear. They offer crucial protection to keep you safe from head injuries. They dissipate the peak energy of an impact and help your head decelerate slowly. Like the crumple zone of a car, the foam in a helmet crushes to absorb energy. And just like the crumple zone on a car, a helmet gets destroyed in the process of protecting you and must be replaced after a major impact.
Fit it. Buy the right size, and adjust it properly.
Wear it. It’s not a magic talisman that will protect you when hanging from your handlebars.
Replace it. After about six years or after any major hit.
Everyone taking part in Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide must wear a helmet to ride in the event.
Find your perfect helmet here.