Three events around the valley on Saturday promoted bike riding safety by giving away free helmets.
Seven bike fatalities in 2015 have one thing in common, event organizers said: None of the victims wore a helmet.
The free helmets were donated by NDOT‘s bicycle program, and will fit a variety of head sizes, children through adult. Helmets for very young children are available for those 3 and older.
Cyclists, advocates and volunteers from Regional Transportation Commission, Nevada Highway Patrol, UMC Trauma, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition and UNLV‘s Vulnerable Road Users Project pitched in at the three locations, fitting free helmets for riders. The events were at Villa Pizza, Durango, 3385 S. Durango Road; Academy of Human Development, 235 N. Eastern Ave.; and Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, Henderson.