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If you want to be safe on a bike, you ALWAYS need to wear a helmet. Scrapped knees and broken bones will heal; damaged brain cells won't. Most bike shops, both local and online, offer free or discounted helmets with the purchase of a new bicycle. Be sure to get a helmet that fits snugly, and adjust the straps so that it won't slide around on the head when force is applied.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|