May is bicycle safety month across the country. Clermont County Public Health is celebrating by giving out children’s bicycle helmets during the Family Fun Adventure Challenge on Saturday, May 12 at Batavia Township Park, located at 1535 Clough Pike in Batavia. The adventure challenge begins at 10:00 a.m. and Public Health will begin handing out helmets beginning at 10:30 a.m.
According to the National Safety Council, 488,123 people were treated in the emergency room in 2015 from a bicycle injury. That equates to 55 people each hour. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by up to 60 percent.
Public Health staff members will be on hand to make sure each child is properly fitted for the correct size helmet.
For more information on the Family Fun Adventure Challenge, click here.