Hincapie Sports, Adventure Cycles help make Saluda students safer while bicycling

Saluda Elementary first graders Bentley Strickland, Piper Clayton and Nevaeh Williams were among those whose names were drawn to receive one of 12 helmets

As part of National Bike Safety Month, Saluda Elementary School, Hincapie Sports in Greenville and Adventure Cycles in Saluda collaborated to increase cycling safety for Saluda students.

With a generous donation from Hincapie Sports, given in appreciation for the use of the Saluda Elementary School field each October as a rest stop during the annual Gran Fondo Hincapie, Chris Young of Adventure Cycles facilitated the purchase of 12 Kali Protectives bicycle helmets at cost. The helmets were given to students whose names were drawn from a hat. Three first grade students received their helmets during PE on May 31.

In North Carolina, bicyclists and bicycle passengers less than 16 years old must wear safety helmets while riding on public roads. All bicyclists are encouraged to wear a helmet whenever on a bicycle.

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