Bike Safety and Helmets

Bike Helmet Program:

  • The Health Department currently has a limited number of bicycle helmets available on a donation basis for children 12 and under.

  • For multisport, ski, or equestrian helmets, visit Kalispell Regional Healthcare to learn more about their helmet program.

Traffic Safety:

Whether you’re commuting or riding for fun, sometimes it’s a must to ride either near or in traffic areas. Here are some tips on maintaining a safe ride:

  • Always remain visible. Wear colors like yellow, orange or red, also use lights and reflectors. Try to have clothes and bags with reflective material when riding in the evening or at night.
  • Ride the straight and narrow. Don’t swerve between cars, even if they are parked.
  • Use signals! Not only is it the law but it’s good safety practice to let the motorists know where you’re going. Avoid horns, they can be more distracting and less safe.
  • Be prepared. Carry emergency contact info and other first aid kits in your seat pack in the unlikely event you are injured.

Contact Us:

1035 1st Ave West
Kalispell, MT 59901 – 1st Floor

406-751-8101 main line
406-758-2497 fax