Contact: Don Hahn
Friends of the Little Miami State Park to host this 2nd annual event on May 22, 2021.
LOVELAND, Ohio — Children and teens can ride safely all summer with the protection of a new bicycle helmet, courtesy of the Friends of the Little Miami State Park (FLMSP) and the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The free bike helmet giveaway will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at Nisbet Park in Loveland. Helmets will be given at no cost to children age 4 and older, while supplies last. FLMSP volunteers will help fit the helmets on each child and provide safety tips.
According to SafeKids.org, a properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by
45 percent. That’s why it’s very important for children and adults to wear one on every ride.
The helmet giveaway is supported by grants of helmets from the Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brain Alliance of Kentucky/BRIDGES.
The Friends of the Little Miami State Park is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization working to maintain and improve the 50-mile Little Miami State Park paved trail. FLMSP works closely with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to preserve the park’s natural river setting while creating a safe, enjoyable experience for all trail users.
Nisbet Park is located right on the bike trail at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, OH 45140. The event will be held at the small gazebo, south of the public restrooms by the trail. The supply of helmets is limited. Updates will be posted on the Friends of the Little Miami State Park FLMSP Facebook page, so be sure to check before heading to the park.