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Helmets and Headlights

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Is your life worth $20?
We think so.

  • In the U.S., 600 accidents annually result in deaths directly linked to head trauma.
  • Nearly 50% of bicycle fatalities occur after dark.
  • Minnesota statute requires all cyclists to illuminate their bikes after dark. A white front light must be visible from a distance of 500 ft. with a red reflector on the rear. For better visibility, use a red light on the rear in addition to the reflector.

 



All University students, staff or faculty can ride safe by purchasing a helmet and headlight set for $20 at the Pharmacy in Boynton Health Service . Items are also sold separately. Simply present your U Card.

Call 612-624-7655 to verify the items are in stock.

E-mail your questions to biking@umn.edu.

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Helmets and Headlights is supported by PTS and Boynton Health Service.

 

Biking Fact

6,500 cyclists make their way across the Washington Avenue Bridge each day.