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LMB's Position on Helmet Use

Adopted January 2003

Helmets are safety devices, which prevent or mitigate head injuries in a crash or fall and, coupled with bicycle safety education, are aimed at the prevention of crashes and falls and their consequences.

The League of Michigan Bicyclists encourages bicyclists to wear helmets and strongly recommends the wearing of helmets that

  • (a) are properly fitted to the rider and
  • (b) meet the bicycle helmet standards of either the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Society of Testing and Materials, or the Snell Memorial Foundation.

The League recommends that cyclists frequently check their helmets for wear and damage, and replace the helmets every few years and/or in the event of a crash, in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. The League recommends that all of its affiliated bicycle clubs encourage their members and other bicyclists who participate in club rides to wear such helmets.

All League of Michigan Bicyclists bicycle tours will require helmets.


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