Dear Families,

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. 

Lids for Kids bike helmet fitting and giveaway 2020 canceled

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 Traverse City

Saturday April 25, 2020 – 10 AM – 12 PM

Traverse Heights Elementary School 933 Rose Street, Traverse City 49686

Northern Michigan’s FREE Bike Helmet Giveaway

Michigan kids and their families are invited to join come on out for a fun-filled day to receive a free, properly fitted bicycle helmet and learn important bike safety tips. Trained professionals and volunteers will fit each child with a free bike helmet and share helpful bicycle safety tips. Children in attendance and wearing their new helmet may also fill out a raffle ticket for entrance into a drawing with tons of prizes and a chance to win a FREE bike!

This year, Traverse City Lids for Kids will be held at Traverse Heights Elementary School! Helmet fittings and sponsor booths will be in the school’s gym, and fire engine and police cruiser tours will be outside in the parking lot, weather-dependant. 

2019 Lids for Kids Traverse City Media Coverage

2020 Traverse City Lids for Kids Event Flyer

The Traverse City event is sponsored by the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Brain Injury Association of Michigan and Agevix Professional Network for Exercise Therapy.

Local partners include Traverse City Area Public Schools, Norte Youth Cycling, McLain Cycle & Fitness, Grand Traverse Woman Magazine, WTCM NewsTalk Radio 580, and Grand Traverse Construction.

We thank them all for helping to make this important event happen.


Event Partners

Traverse City Area Public SchoolsNORTEMcLain Cycle and FitnessGrand Traverse Woman MagazineWTCMGrand Traverse Construction
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