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Bicycle Helmet Safety

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Head injuries are a leading cause of serious injury and death to children riding bicycles. Most injuries occur when a cyclist suffers a fall, strikes a stationary object or collides with another cyclist/pedestrian.

Remember - it's the law in Alberta that cyclists under the age of 18 must wear a helmet (and highly recommended for all ages). Helmets should be CSA approved and worn during recreational activities such as skateboarding, in-line skating or cycling.

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Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures by Leigh McAdam

discover canadaOutdoorswoman Leigh McAdam has been to 54 countries on every continent except Antarctica. Her popular outdoor blog Hike Bike Travel, which attracts a large following of kindred spirits, vicarious travelers and, increasingly, admirers of her fine photographic skills, receives 36,500 page views per month.

Now in Discover Canada 100 adventures selected from the author’s vast experience of year-round, outdoor experiences are presented with detailed maps and McAdam’s stunning photographs. Writing as she travels — with good humour, wisdom and verve, McAdam guides readers to spectacular wilderness locations as well as sites of historical interest. Available through Granville Island Publishing

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