Information on Bike Helmets

Citi Bike encourages all cyclists to wear a bike helmet while riding – and it's the law for riders under 17 in New Jersey!

Here are some tips for fitting your helmet:

  • Wear it level on your head, about two finger-widths above your eyebrows.

  • Make sure your helmet fits snugly on your head and doesn’t rock side-to-side.

  • Buckle the chin strap and make sure it’s tight enough – you should only be able to fit about two fingers between your chin and the strap.

Don’t own a helmet? Here are easy ways to get one:

Buy a helmet from Citi Bike.

Citi Bike has limited-edition branded helmets made by Triple Eight, so you can be safe navigating the urban jungle or a wooded trail (hey, there’s a few of them). Triple Eight’s Gotham and Compass models both have a secure, custom fit.

Get yours here

Get a free helmet at a DOT class.

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) holds periodic helmet-fitting classes, and they give out free helmets while supplies last. Call 311 to schedule a fitting, or find a class in your area.