Many of us As part of our daily commute or on a wire wide ride bike for sport. So do many others in the United States. According to Bike for Bikes bicycle advocates, about 50 million Americans regularly ride bikes for their travel, fitness or recreation. Bixher is also growing in popularity. U.S. According to the latest available data from the Department of Transportation, Americans took 84 million Bixhare trips in 2019.

So we all ride a lot of bikes, which is great! But every once in a while, we notice something strange: someone is wearing his helmet wrong. Terribly wrong.

While striking the brain bucket is not a sure way to safety – clever streets and dedicated cycling infrastructure have a more positive effect on bike safety than any equipment a rider uses – no one refuses in crashes, falls and collisions, wearing a helmet causes serious head injuries. May be less likely to occur. So if you are going to move the world on two wheels, you should wear a helmet. But you also need to make sure that it fits properly and that you wear the item properly.

Check your head

First, make sure the helmet is not behind. Yes, it sounds silly, but we have seen a good number of people on the street wearing their helmets incorrectly. Here’s how to tell the front part later. When it holds the level, the stripes pointing to the ground, you will see that the helmet is not a perfect bowl. The fork is irregular. Look at the part of the helmet where the strap comes at the highest height. This is the front of the helmet. It’s made for hugging your forehead above the eyebrows, so the front will be part of the helmet that uses the least material. The back of the helmet will usually be bulky, and it will come down from the bottom so that it can cover the back of your skull.

Other Ways to Tell Later: Does your helmet have a sun visor? If so, that’s next. Also, most helmets have a plastic stabilizer on the back, which is threaded through the straps, as well as a rotating knob to adjust the fit’s snugness. High-end helmets can also have red lights on the back. Look for these features. But even on a cheap helmet, the shape of the helmet becomes clear.

Measure up

If your helmet is too small or too big, it will not protect you safely when greeting your noggin pavement. If you are buying a new helmet and can’t try it in person, measure the circumference of your head, then attach that measure to the sizing guide on the company’s website, decide what size to buy. If you do not have a flexible measuring tape, use a string or cloth, then measure that distance against a ruler or rigid measuring tape.

Another thing you might want to check out: U.S. Whether the helmet is approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If it is, there will be a CPSC sticker somewhere inside. This means that the helmet meets current regulatory standards.

Get fit

This guy is wearing his helmet properly, although that chin strap can be a little tight. Ideally, there should be no more space than the width of the finger between the strap and the skin.

Photographer: Getty Images

Now that you have found the right size of helmet and you know you are wearing it properly, let’s dial in the right fit.