Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: How to Fit A Bicycle Helmet

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Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (online resource)



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A bicycle helmet needs to be comfortably in contact with the head, level, and stable enough to resist stay in place in a crash. It should be as low on the head as possible to maximize side coverage, and held level on the head with the strap comfortably snug.

How to fit a helmet:

Adjust the fit pads or ring

Adjust the straps

Helmet Fit Checklist:

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