Think First Before You Ride: Fit Your Helmet for Safety!
A bicycle helmet that comes off or out of position in a crash will not protect your brain. To select and properly fit a helmet, follow these steps:
Measure your head to start with the manufacturer’s suggested sizing. Try the helmet on and select a helmet that fits snugly. When the helmet is flat on your head, it should not rock from side to side. Adjustments may be made with provided pads, or on certain helmets, with a universal fit ring.
Place the helmet level on your head. The front of the helmet should be one to two finger widths above your eyebrows to protect the forehead.
Adjust the slide on both side straps to form a “V” directly under, and slightly in front of the ears. Lock the slide if possible.
Center the left buckle part under the chin. Make sure the helmet is level. Adjust the rear or front straps to assure the helmet is not tilting forward or back.
Buckle the chin strap securely so that no more than one or two fingers fit between the strap and your chin. Secure all straps in the rubber ring, close to the buckle, to prevent the buckle from slipping.