Pick Up A Free Bike Helmet This Sunday From Councilmember David Greenfield

Pick Up A Free Bike Helmet This Sunday From Councilmember David Greenfield
kid with bike helmet by Ben McLeod

District 44 Councilmember David Greenfield and the Department of Transportation will be distributing 600 free bicycle helmets* for kids and adults in our area at the Boro Park Y (4912 14th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets) this Sunday, October 13 from 3-6pm.

“Groups of children having fun and getting some exercise on their bikes are a common sight on every single block in our community,” says the Councilmember, whose district covers Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and Midwood as well as southern blocks of Kensington. “While I strongly believe that all cyclists should wear a helmet to reduce the risk of serious injury, it is especially important that every child and teenager has a quality helmet that has been properly fitted for them. That’s why I am proud to partner with the DOT to distribute hundreds of free helmets to our community and to encourage safe cycling.”

Helmets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis–so make sure to get there early! You must be present to receive a helmet, and children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver to take advantage of the program. For more information, call Councilmember Greenfield’s office at 718-853-2704.

*Helmets are specifically meant not to be worn like this.

Photo by Ben McLeod

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