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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 SEASON COMING SOON!

Please visit buffalopal.com after JUNE 1ST, to learn about calendar updates on where PAL will be conducting Bicycle Safety & FREE Bike Helmet Giveaways.

August 2022 Dates Locations Times

Saturday, August 6, 2022 C Distrct Community Day Lot Next to Station House noon to 5:00pm BPD Tommy Champion
Thursday, August 11, 2022 A Distrct Community Day Cazenovia Pool 11:00 am to 1pm BPD Tommy Champion
Friday, August 12, 2022 E Distrct Community Day Martha Mitchell
175 Oakmont
12pm to 3pm BPD Tommy Champion
Saturday, August 13, 2022 B District Community Day Pratt Willert Center 12 p to 4pm BPD Tommy Champion – Justin Pitts
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Community Wellness Moriah Baptist Church NOON – 4PM BPD & Doug Hearon
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Lovejoy Village Association’s Summer Festival Hennepin Community Center Noon-8pm!  
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 D Distrct Community Day 665 Hertel 4pm to 630 BPD Tommy Champion
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Friendship Baptist Church@ JFK Park   11am to 3 pm Highmark BCBS of WNY Community
Saturday, August 27, 2022 Councilmember Nowakowski at  Central Terminal 10:30 am to 12:30pm Councilmember Nowakowski
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Requests referred to Nekia from Jennifer Mecozzi School 18    
Saturday, September 10, 2022 B District Community Day Pratt Willert Center 1 p to 5pm BPD Tommy Champion – Justin Pitts
Rescheduled from 8/13/2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022 ECMC Walkathon – Marcy Dandes Delaware Park Ring Road 10:00 am to Noon BPD & Doug Hearon
Saturday, October 29, 2022 Reading Rules      

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Bike Helmet Safety Program

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE PROGRAM GUIDE (PDF)

HOW TO FIT YOUR HELMET

A PROPERLY ADJUSTED AND CORRECTLY WORN BIKE HELMET CAN REDUCE THE CHANCES OF SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES BY 85%.

  • ADJUST THE SIDE STRAPS
    Adjust the straps so the helmet will stay in place. Most models have, on each side, two straps joined with a “trigIide” to form a V. The front and rear strap of each V should be snug when a triglide is positioned just below the earlobe.
  • ADJUST THE BUCKLE STRAP
    The buckle strap should be snug beneath the chin, but not to the point that it causes discomfort or difficulty swallowing. You should feel the strap against your skin but be able to slide a finger under it.
  • SELECT THE RIGHT SIZING PADS
    Size your helmet to your head using the right combinations of foam sizing pads.
    Change and locate them as needed to make it snug without being uncomfortable.
    To test the fit, shake your helmeted head from. Side to side. If the pads are properly placed, the helmet will stay in place.
  • POSITION THE HELMET CORRECTLY
    A common mistake is to wear the helmet tipped too far back. It should be level front to rear and side-to-side. This is necessary to protect the frontal lobe of the brain. To be sure your helmet is properly positioned, look in a mirror, with your head slightly turned.
  • DOUBLE-CHECK THE FIT BEFORE EVERY RIDE
    Double-check the adjustment of your straps every time you wear your helmet. If you care enough to buy and wear a helmet, make sure you get the most protection possible by ensuring a correct fit.

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