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Bike helmets for sale at YMCA's Healthy Kids Day
Green County 4-H, Safe Kids, and the Monroe Optimists are offering youth and adult bike helmets for sale for just $5 each at YMCA Healthy Kids Day April 21. Shown holding helmets, from left in front, are Green County 4-H members Dylan Fiez, Alayna Fiez, Laila Greely and Micki Andrews. Standing behind them are Monroe Optimists members John McNeil and Dennis Goldenman. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Green County 4-H, Safe Kids, and Monroe Optimists are teaming up to offer bike helmets for sale at this year's YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 9 a.m. to noon April 21 at the Green County Family YMCA, 1307 2nd St.

There will be 100 youth- and adult-sized helmets for sale for $5 per helmet. The goal is to encourage safe riding practices by both parents and kids through the use of properly fitted helmets.

According to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization website, children should always wear a helmet for biking and other wheeled-sports activities and parents should model proper safety behavior by wearing a helmet as well. A helmet is the single most effective safety device there is that reduces the risk of head injury or death when bicycling.

Representatives from Green County 4-H, Safe Kids and Monroe Optimists will be on hand to help with helmet fit testing and to answer questions. Children and families also will have a chance to talk with a bicycle patrol officer from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be a variety of informative handouts that families can take home with them, including a bike safety inspection checklist, information on area bike paths and permits and fun bicycle activity sheets.

For more information on the local Safe Kids organization, visit

Green County 4-H's involvement in this project is made possible with the support of the Wisconsin Bike Federation.