Additional Protection - California Bicycle Coalition

Skill #5: Additional Protection

You wear a bicycle helmet and cycling gloves to help prevent or reduce serious injuries when you can’t avoid a fall or collision.

How You Do It

You recognize that a helmet and gloves can’t prevent a fall or collision (this is why you learn and master Skills 1-4).

You wear a comfortable bicycle helmet, sized and adjusted for your head, that sits level and covers your forehead and the back of your head.

You replace your helmet immediately after a fall or at least every 5 years.

You wear cycling gloves with padded palms to protect your hands in case of a fall.

The effectiveness of Skill 5 depends on learning and mastering Skills 
4 + 3 + 2 +1. 

Additional Resources:

How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet

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