Why Those Rumors About Ditching Your Bike Helmet Just Aren't True

September 26, 2014 12:14 PM

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Why Those Rumors About Ditching Your Bike Helmet Just Aren't True

Your mom and dad were onto something when they strapped on a helmet, took off your training wheels and sent you teetering along on your new ride. Despite recent rumors that helmets don't do that much good, the facts remain firm that protecting your dome while you bike makes the sport safer. And ditching the helmet for even just one ride opens up a world of unnecessary risk.

The History Of Bike Helmets According to Bicycling Magazine, head protection standars first came about in the 1950s when car racer William "Pete" Snell died in a crash. His friends created the Snell Memorial Foundation, dedicated to helmet safety research. The first bike helmet was sold in 1975, and...

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