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Helmet purchase discount at Ottawa retailers May 13 -14, 2017

on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:44

For a sixth straight year, Ottawa Public Health has partnered with sports retailers across Ottawa to bring Ottawa residents a discount on helmets.

Helmets prevent serious brain and head injuries by absorbing the force from a fall or hit to the head.

Helmets are recommended for activities like skateboarding, rollerblading, biking, sledding, skating skiing and snowboarding.

In Ontario, it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a certified helmet while riding a bicycle (Highway Traffic Act). Consider a cycling course in your community

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Time change, darkness, lights & safety

on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:36

Hans on the Bike wrote this week about the "Lights on Bikes" Citizens for Safe Cycling tradition of giving out (900!) bike lights this last weekend coinciding with the time change. This shines a light on safe cycling to and especially from work when sundown is so early. I usually pack bright white front and red back lights plus put both front and back lights on my helmet as a backup.

The new Road Safety Rules concerning bicycling in Ontario passed in September of 2015 require all bikes to have lights or front and rear reflectors or face fines of $110. Cyclists in the NCR, especially

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