Borgess Health Park is hosting a Bike Rodeo on June 19th, with free kids' bike helmets available. 

Rebecca Bingman, practice manager, Borgess Family and Internal Medicine, Borgess Health Park was on WBCK's "Richard Piet Show" with Tim Collins.  She said the whole idea of the Bike Rodeo is to teach kids bike safety on their obstacle course, and to give kids properly fitting bike helmets.  She said you should call ahead so they have a helmet that will fit your child, and you should also bring the child and bike to the Monday night event on June 19th.  Call 269-565-9180.  See the fitting guide below.

What: Bike Rodeo & Helmet Giveaway

When:  Monday June 19, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm

Where:  Borgess Health Park, 3035 Capital Ave. S.W., Battle Creek

How: Call 269-565-9180 between 8am-4pm to register for this event, sizing information below.  

  • Bring your bike and test your skills in the obstacle course!
  • Receive a free bike safety check from the pros at Trek Shop of Battle Creek!
  • Visit with the local S.W.A.T. team, K-9 Unit, and Bike Patrol Officer!
  • Ride Through the Kiddie Bike Wash!

Many of us never wore helmets growing up, but Bingman and Borgess Health Alliance make a pretty strong case for them.

Bicycle Helmets: WHY?

  • Because a bike helmet could save your child’s life. Consider these facts:
  • Wearing a helmet while bicycling, in-line skating and skateboarding can reduce the risk of serious brain injury by more than 85 percent.
  • Three out of four bicycle-related deaths and disabling injuries are caused by brain damage.
  • Eighty-five percent of bicyclists killed in 2003 reportedly weren’t wearing helmets.
  • Head injuries can happen anytime and anywhere.
  • Good safety begins with consistent rules.
  • Because children learn best by example, parents should always wear their own helmets, too.

Our Bicycle helmets meet CPSC (Consumer Product and Safety Commission) Bike Helmet Safety Standards. 

  • Toddler helmets are available in blue and pink, and have 11 airflow vents for comfort. Adult helmets are available in blue, red, silver, and yellow and black and come in sizes small, medium, large and x-large. These helmets offer an adjustable band for a comfortable and snug fit, and include 10 airflow vents.
  • Helmet Size/Head Circumference
  • Toddler 18 1/8 - 20 7/16 inches
  • Small 19 ¾ - 22 inches
  • Medium 21 7/8 - 22 13/16 inches
  • Large 22 13/16 - 24 3/8 inches
  • X-Large 23 ¼ - 23 3/8 inches