Wearing a properly fitted bike helmet can drastically reduce your risk of head and facial injuries if you’re involved in a crash. Always wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
Where to buy a low-cost bike helmet:
- $10 pay by check: Harvard Chan School’s Operations Office (Kresge LL-15).
- $10 pay by check: HMS’ Parking Office (180B Longwood Ave, room 132). Emergency rental helmets available upon request.
- $10: Harvard University Campus Service Center (room 807) in the Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge.
- $12: Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s gift shop (hours here).
- $16 cash only: Prudential Center’s customer service desk.
How to properly fit a bike helmet:
- Your helmet should sit level on your head, not tilted backward, to fully protect your forehead
- When you shake your head from side to side, your helmet should not move more than 1/2″
- You should be able to see the visor of your helmet, if you have one, when you look forward
- The straps on the side of your head should form a V just under your ear lobes
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