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Posted: September 04, 2013

Head to the Library to borrow a bicycle helmet— for free

UNTHSC Library Bike HelmetsAs part of UNT Health Science Center and Fort Worth's leadership in cycling, the Gibson D. Lewis Library  has bicycle helmets for free checkout.

More than 4,000 people have used Fort Worth Bike Sharing to ride 53,500 miles since it launched in April, burning nearly 2 million calories and saving 2,600 gallons of gasoline.

Bikes have been checked out nearly 200 times from the station outside the Center for BioHealth near the intersection of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Boland Street. Click to see a campus map.

Whether you're using Bike Sharing or your own vehicle, you can check out a helmet at the Lewis Library. Helmets will be sanitized between uses.

A helmet can protect you from serious injury. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price knows about it firsthand.

A year ago she was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken collarbone and concussion while cycling. She made a full recovery. "I'm really glad I was wearing the helmet," Price said. "I wear it each and every time I ride, no matter how short the trip. I urge everyone to use a helmet, every ride."

The Library serves the public as well as the university. You can borrow items from the Library, including bicycle helmets, with either a TexShare card or a guest membership with Lewis Library ($25 annually).

If you are with the media and need additional information or would like to arrange an interview,
please contact Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, at 817-735-7630.


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