Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bike to School

We're huge fans of cycling as a method of transportation and entertainment at TMC for Children. Cycling is a great way to get out and about and experience Tucson and we have a growing network of bike routes in Tucson and an active community advocating for safe bicycle transportation.

We love watching the kids on their bikes making their way to school with helmets on, wearing bright colors and following the rules of the road. The rules of the road apply to cyclists too.

 Does your child have a helmet? Does it fit right?  If not, we can help. The Desert Kids Program provides bike helmets that meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for free. In Tucson and Pima County it is actually a requirement for those under 18 to wear a bicycle helmet when cycling.  This video shares quickly how to check that a helmet fits right. Remember these three rules
1. Eyes - Does the helmet rest two finger width above the eyes
2. Ears - The y-straps should fit right below the ear and not be twisted
3. Mouth - Chin strap should be snug, but child can still open mouth in a yawn.

Back to school and bike to school safely.


  1. Cool picture of Cyclovia Tucson 2011 up top! Our next event will be Sunday, March 18, 2012. Come out with your family and enjoy car-free streets for a day! Our website will be updated soon with the latest, www.cycloviatucson.org

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing that information. I didn't get to ride this year in Cyclovia as I was just days out from surgery. We love Cyclovia.