Due to current health and safety precautions surrounding the global pandemic COVID-19, and with uncertainty whether or not Governor Whitmer’s shelter-in-place Executive Order will extend beyond three weeks, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Lids for Kids events in Traverse City, Lansing, and Grand Rapids.
Due to the nature of these events and the need to be in close physical contact to properly fit children with helmets, we feel this is the best way to protect event goers, their families, volunteers, and our communities at this time.
Please continue to use this website as a resource for all things helmet safety. Our Lids for Kids Facebook page is also a great resource as spring rounds the corner and more and more families are using this time to get outside and explore more outdoor hobbies.
We will be back with a bang in 2021 and we look forward to seeing you!
-Your Lids for Kids Helmet Fitting Crew
Lids for Kids – the Premier Bike Helmet Giveaway in Michigan
It’s finally warming up and kids are getting back outside to cruise around on their bikes. To make sure they’re safe, happy, and healthy, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, along with community partners, hosts Lids for Kids, the premier bike helmet giveaway in Michigan, with events in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City. Families come from all over the state to receive free helmets properly fitted by trained staff, learn the best practices of bicycle safety, and of course, have a ton of fun!
It’s All in the Fit
The most important way to prevent injury is a properly fitting bicycle helmet. When you bring your child to Lids for Kids, they’ll be fitted appropriately by trained professionals and volunteers. They can also register for a chance to win a new bicycle, meet local law enforcement officers and firefighters, and tour a fire engine. There’s something for everyone!
Since Lids for Kids first began in 2003, thousands of helmets have been fitted and handed out, making this the premier bike helmet giveaway in Michigan. What began as a Lansing event now spans the Lower Peninsula, with giveaways also in Grand Rapids and Traverse City every year.
We are on a mission. A mission to keep Michigan kids safe. And while keeping kids safe, have a little fun, too!
Bicycle Safety Stats – Did You Know?
- 90-100% of kids wear helmets when a parent also wears one.*
- Kids wearing poorly fitting helmets are twice as likely to sustain an injury.**
- An estimated 85% of bicycle-related brain injuries are preventable.***
*Bull, M. et al (2001). Bicycle helmets – committee on injury and poison prevention. Pediatrics. Volume 108 (Issue 4). Retrieved from https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/108/4/1030.
**Volunteer staff. (2017, June). Statistics. Retrieved from https://helmets.org/stats.htm.
***Kaushik, R., Krische, I.M., Schroder, D.R., Flick, R. and Nemergut, M.E. (2015). Pediatric bicycle-related head injuries: a population-based study in a country without a helmet law. Injury Epidemiology. Volume 2 (Issue 1). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5005552/.