Getting the Perfect Fit
Watch out for:
Wear your helmet level on your head, about two finger-widths above your eyebrows.
Make sure the straps are snug. Only about two fingers should fit beneath the chin strap.
Your helmet should fit snugly and not rock side-to-side. Foam pads usually included with the helmet or internal adjustors can assist with fine-tuning.
The widest part of the helmet should rest against the back of your head.
You’re ready to roll!
For detailed instructions on adjusting a bike helmet, click here.
Helmets are required by Oregon State Law for people biking under 16.
Replace your helmet after any crash and whenever you see signs of damage.
Helmets can be purchased at most bicycle shops in Portland. Here are a few lower cost helmet options for both youth and adults.
BIKES FOR HUMANITY PDX
Low-cost helmets for adults and youth available at their non-profit bike shop and school. Call ahead for availability.
3354 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97202
DOERNBECHER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SAFETY CENTER
Low-cost multisport helmets for youth available at their Oregon Health & Science University location.
700 SW Campus Drive Portland, OR 97239
RANDALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SAFETY CENTER
Low-cost multisport helmets for youth available at their Legacy Emanuel Hospital location.
501 N Graham St. Portland, OR 97227