A Free Bike Helmet (Almost)

So I’m not an avid bike rider.  Riding is completely new for me, and a lot more enjoyable than I expected, although I’m still not thrilled about sharing the road with cars or how much my butt hurts after a ride.  At first I didn’t want to invest anything in this new activity because I didn’t know if I’d stick with it, but I’ve been going out about once a week, and I’ve been riding without a bike helmet.  Though that was okay when I was a kid, it seems pretty foolish to skimp on helmet safety nowadays.

A friend told me that the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut sells bike helmets for $10, so I picked one up today.  They help you make sure it fits and they get them from an organization that sells at cost to non-profits.  I’m not sure if your town participates in this program, but it would be worth checking out before you invest in a really expensive helmet.