May is “Bike to Work Month”. If you bike to work, or just like to bike, register your trips for a chance to win cycling related prizes. A draw will be held randomly throughout the month. Register here.
Need a new helmet? For the 7th year, Ottawa Public Health has partnered with sports retailers across Ottawa to bring residents a discount on helmets. The Helmet Discount Weekend is Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. For a list of participating retailers, click here.
Helmets can help prevent serious brain and head injuries by absorbing the force from a fall or hit to the head and are recommended for activities such as:
- and snowboarding
In Ontario, it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle under the Highway Traffic Act.