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Helmets and Headlights

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Is your life worth $25?
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 $25 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.

 

 

link to SafeU website

Click on the box above for details on campus safety initiatives.