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Train the Trainer Helmet Workshop

Summary: This email describes an innovative approach to making sure that those who distribute and fit helmets know the ropes.

The Minnesota State Bicycle Advisory Committee, working with injury prevention specialists from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Twin Cities Bicycling Club, have developed a Train the Trainer workshop on bike helmets. Here is the email they send out to publicize it:

A "Train the Trainer" Workshop
Bicycle Helmet Safety

Instructors include:
  • A League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor
  • The Director of Injury Prevention - Minnesota Department of Health

Time and Location

Saturday, May 4, 2002

10:30 am to 12:30 pm
(box lunch included)

Ramsey County Library
Community Meeting Room
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
4698 Clark Avenue
(651) 407-5302

Pre-registration & payment by mail is required - postmarked by Friday, April 26th


This theory and skills workshop is designed for those who instruct others on bicycle safety practices, such as law enforcement safety officers, bicycle club leaders, bicycle shop sales associates, bicycle event directors, pediatricians, nurses, teachers, youth coordinators.

Course Objectives

Participants at this workshop will learn to:

  • Describe the concepts of the medical and psychological importance of bicyclists wearing a correctly fitted and adjusted helmet.

  • Identify the 5 key points in evaluating the safety of a currently owned helmet.

  • Explain the 4 key characteristics to compare when selecting a new helmet.

  • Know the 5 essential points of a correctly fitted and adjusted bicycle helmet.

  • Instruct others and demonstrate how to correctly fit and adjust bicycle helmets.

Registration fee:

    $10.00 for persons who instruct others on bicycle safety practices

    $20.00 for persons who wish to attend for personal use

  • Registration fee includes a box lunch and written materials

  • Registration is limited to 50 participants

  • All registrants are expected to participate in the entire workshop

  • Confirmation will be by email or phone

    Bring to the workshop:

    Your bicycle helmet and 2 or 3 other bicycle helmets for use as examples.

    For more information and a registration form visit the website or phone Mary Nelsestuen 651-646-8384
    Citizen Representative,
    Minnesota State Bicycle Advisory Committee
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