October 29, 2020

When is the last time you hopped on your bicycle? Here are the best bike helmets for kids and adults

The pandemic has reunited many adults with their bicycles.

According to a recent survey, nearly 10% of American adults rode a bike for the first time in over a year, and 36% took their kids for their first bike ride.

But whether you’re biking, scootering, or skating around town, safety should always come first, and that means protecting your head.

Consumer Reports tests reveal that some bike helmets do a better job than others.

Consumer Reports’ experts rigorously evaluate helmets in the lab, testing how well they absorb an impact at about 14 miles per hour to simulate how a biker might fall in an accident.

The test is repeated four times to assess the impact on the front, side, rear, and crown of the helmet.

The best bike helmet for adults is the Giro Register MIPS for around $60.

The Giro helmet comes with MIPS technology, which stands for

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QC LGU to provide free bicycle helmets to indigent riders

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 4 (PIA) – The Quezon City government will provide free helmets to bicycle riders who cannot afford to buy the safety gear to help them comply with legislation meant to ensure their safety.

“The city government will help those who are too financially burdened to comply with the recently passed Ordinance,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

“Gagawin natin ito upang matulungan ang mga nagbibisikleta na hindi kayang bumili ng helmet upang hindi masakripisyo ang kanilang kaligtasan,” she added.

Belmonte recently approved Ordinance No. SP-2942 requiring bicycle riders to wear a helmet while traversing through Quezon City streets.

The Ordinance imposes fines of P1,000, P3,000 and P5,000 for the first, second and third offense, respectively, for those who will be caught not wearing a helmet. However, the city council agreed to lower the fines following appeals by advocacy groups to consider today’s difficult economic circumstances.

Belmonte allayed fears of

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QC LGU to give free bicycle helmets to those who can’t afford to buy



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The Quezon City local government unit on Saturday announced it will give away bicycle helmets to financially vulnerable riders, after a city ordinance was passed mandating helmet use.

“The city government will help those who are too financially vulnerable to comply with the recently passed Ordinance,” Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

“Gagawin natin ito upang matulungan ang mga nagbibisikleta na hindi kayang bumili ng helmet upang hindi masakripisyo ang kanilang kaligtasan,” she said.

A recent city ordinance required bicycle riders to wear helmets when traversing through the city’s roads.

Based on the ordinance, those who will be caught riding a bicycle without a helmet will fined 1,000 for the first offense; P3,000 for the second offense; and P5,000 for the third offense.

However, the city council agreed to cut down the fines after advocacy groups made an appeal.

Belmonte said the

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