While we’re all staying at home right now, it’s more important than ever to stay active and healthy. This is especially true for kids who need to be active on a daily basis for their health and well-being. One of the best ways to be active while having some fun right now is to ride a bike, and the Children’s Museum of Houston wants to make it a little safer for your kids to do so this summer.
This Thursday, July 30, the Children’s Museum of Houston will be handing out free kids bike helmets as part of its weekly Free Family Night event. The museum will give helmets to the first 50 children to arrive with an admission reservation that you can make online.
“To protect children from head injuries and encourage fitness, the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Pediatric Student Association and the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give 50-bicycle helmets for free to the first 50-children to arrive with admission reservation during Free Family Night Thursday, July 30, at Children’s Museum Houston. Child must be present to receive helmet and helmets are limited to up to three children per family,” a press release from the museum reads.
A properly fitted bike helmet is an easy and important way to prevent injury while kids enjoy riding bikes this summer.
“Head injury is the most common cause of death and serious disability from bike crashes. Physicians encourage children to wear the correct helmet for every wheeled sport, including biking, skateboarding, inline skating, and when riding a scooter,” the statement says.
The bike helmet giveaway will take place Thursday, July 30 from 5 to 8 pm at the Children’s Museum of Houston, located at 1500 Binz. St. Remember, reservations are required and there’s a limit of 50 helmets that will be given away.
Looking for somewhere to safely ride bikes with your little ones? Check out our guide to the best bike trails in Houston.