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Should I Wear a Bike Helmet?

Summary: We are helmet advocates, so you know our bias, but here is some food for thought about those who attempt to disparage bike helmets.

In 2010 we saw an increase in blog posts from cyclists who did not believe you should wear a helmet. They challenged the conventional wisdom that helmets are necessary to reduce brain injures. That has continued now for the intervening years. The positive experience with shared bicycle programs has raised basic questions about the need for helmets, and some riders are reconsidering.

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Harborview Injury Prevention Center's helmet effectiveness studies.

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