Summer in Wisconsin is biking season. However, biking can also be very dangerous. It is always recommended to use designated trails, but many areas in the Fox Valley do not have trails or sidewalks. Bikers often have to ride on two lane county highways, some of which do not even have shoulders. We always recommend the use of safety equipment including mirrors, bright clothing, lights, and helmets. Here in the Village of Fox Crossing/Town of Menasha the police department has additional helmets free to the public. However, this Thursday may be the last opportunity to get them. The notice below is from the PD:
“Just a reminder that this Thursday is our Summer Safety Night from 4:30pm to 7pm here at the police department. Lots of FREE bike helmets, FREE inflatable activities, FREE Home Depot building activities, and much more. Our detective division and the chief will be working away at the refreshment area offering brats, nachos and world famous steamed corn for sale! Stop by and say hi!!”
At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC we handle bicycle versus car crashes all too often, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of the free safety night and helmets, and make summer as safe as possible.