News & Events
2nd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING, APRIL 26, 2015
September 21, 2012: Rick gave a lesson in bicycle safety and Rickey's mother, brother, and sister joined us in distributing 60 bicycle helmets to Casselberry Elementary School (Rickey's former school).
RIVERSPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL
40 helmets were donated to Riversprings Middle School in Orange City, Florida in memory of Colin Anderson.
ALL 50 STATES! In September, 2016, we reached our goal of donating helmets to students in all 50 states!
GREATER CLEVELAND SPORTS COMMISSION: We have donated 75 helmets a year to this organization for the past two years. They outfit 150 students per year with new bikes and gear. We are proud to be one of their sponsors and will continue to work with them in the future.
iCAN BIKE: This year we donated to a foundation on Long Island, NY that teaches children with special needs how to ride a bike and look forward to working with them in the future.
THRILLER BMX CHARITIES: We have donated helmets annually to this charity in Ohio that promotes BMX safety.
Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents do happen. Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency room with bike injuries and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that require a multi-day hospital stay. Some of these injuries are very serious and may also cause death, especially from head injuries.
Head injuries can mean brain injury. That is why it is so important to wear your bike helmet. Wearing a helmet doesn't mean you can be reckless, but it will provide some protection for your face and your head in case you fall down.
Here are a few things you should do when riding your bike:
- Put your helmet on and fasten your strap.
- Use designated bike lanes.
- Always look both ways when crossing the street.
- Walk your bike across the street at intersections.
- Wear bright clothes or reflectors on your bike and helmet. It helps other people to see you.
So let's go out on our bikes and have fun...but always remember bike safety first!