Summer is almost here and the kiddos are going to want to be getting out on those bikes! Make sure they're set with a helmet at an event coming up in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Public Library is once again hosting "Put a Lid On It".

Free Bike Helmet Event at Grand Rapids Public Library

The Grand Rapids Griffins are once again teaming up with the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Program for "Put a Lid On It".


The program was founded by the Griffins in 2004 to promote helmet safety to elementary and middle school children throughout West Michigan, with the ultimate goal of reducing the occurrence and severity of head injuries sustained during wheeled sports and other outdoor activities.

When is 'Put a Lid On It' 2023 in Grand Rapids?

The bike safety event will be at Grand Rapids Public Library's West Leonard Branch at 1017 Leonard NW Thursday, June 29, 2023, 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Kids who want to make a pledge to always wear their helmet will receive a voucher for two free Griffins tickets during the 2023-24 season!

How Can My Child Get a Free Bike Helmet?

The first 100 attendees at "Put a Lid On It" at GRPL's West Leonard Branch will receive a free bike helmet for kids ages 1-12 (while supplies last).

Grand Rapids Griffins, Facebook
Grand Rapids Griffins, Facebook

Note: A parent or guardian must be present to receive a helmet.

For more information, you can call 616-391-SAFE or click here.

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