GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Now that summer is here, it's time to get out the bikes and start riding. Pat Sorenson, president of Penn Cycle, stopped by KARE Saturday to talk about bike safety.
Products featured include:
GIRO SPREE helmet ($40)
Just put the GIRO SPREE helmet on, snap the buckle and off they go with a helmet that's both properly fitted and properly worn. One-Step self-adjusts to their head, eliminating the yanking, adjusting and fussing often associated with fitting kids' helmets. There's even a bug net to prevent fly-ins and a rear integrated LED taillight for added visibility. And, the fun graphics (mermaids for girls, monster trucks for boys) make this one of the coolest helmets around.
Bell Faction Boys BMX Skateboard Helmet
This stylish and super-safe helmet offers ample coverage, stays in place no matter how crazy they ride and is super comfortable, too, thanks to foam padding and multiple vents that let the breeze in. Plus, there's an array of colors for kids to choose from for a unique look on their next ride or trip to the skate park.
Bontrager Solstice helmet ($44.99)
Bontrager's Solstice offers the protection you need and the comfort you demand in a lightweight, stylish package. It features tough, in-molded construction for safety and durability and a bunch of large vents for cooling ventilation. Bontrager's Universal system gives you an amazing right-out-of-the-box fit you'll love. Combine that with the LockDown side straps and the Micro-Manager Fit System and you've got a custom fit that is tailor-made just for you. Plus, it sports a removable, snap-on visor, too.
Bontrager Quantum WSD Women's Helmet ($64.99)
This helmet features in-molded construction with internal reinforcements for top-notch safety. It comes in 4 different sizes, and when you combine that with the LockDown side straps and the Micro-Manager Fit System, you've got a custom fit that is tailor-made just for you. Plus, it sports washable fit pads and a removable, snap-on visor, too.
Mirrycle Jellibell bell ($10.99)
The Mirrycle Jellibell is a fun way to let pedestrians and other riders know you're coming! The Jellibell has a see-through top so you can see the gears spin as it rings. It's weatherproof, too!
Mountain Mirrycle Mirror ($17.99)
The Mountain Mirrycle Mirror quickly attaches to your ATB bar end using the supplied wrench. Its convex mirror provides a wide field of view to help you clearly see approaching traffic. And the mirror head adjusts to your optimum viewing angle.
Trek Flare S LED Safety Strap Leg Band ($12.99)
This great light can be used as a leg band, arm band and even as a dog collar to improve visibility for cycling and other nighttime outings. It features a single red LED that has steady and flashing modes and is visible from 2,000 feet.
Blackburn Mars Click Light $12.99
Blackburn's Mars Click is a bright, reliable and easy-to-use safety light. To install, simply wrap the rubber strap around your seat post and tap the lens to turn it on. No tools are required for installation, and the 2 superbright red LEDs ensure you'll be seen and safe. The Mars Click is very easy to transfer between bikes, too.
Electra Townie 21 Flat Foot Bike $539.99
The Women's Townie Original 21D is perfect for intrepid travelers desiring the most comfortable way to see the countryside. Electra's awesome Flat Foot Technology lets you put your feet flat on the ground while in the saddle. And, the pedaling is easy with the quick-shifting Shimano 21-speed drivetrain and the plush seat. You'll also love the bump-busting wide tires and SunTour suspension fork that make cruising super smooth. Plus, the linear-pull brakes make sure you've got the stopping power you need.
Terra Trike 8 Speed Rover Trike $1099.99
With its higher seat, tighter turning radius, easy adjustability and simple assembly / dis-assembly to allow for easy transport, you may find the Rover to be the last trike you ever buy. The main feature of the Rover is it's new seat which sits a full 4 inches higher than most other trikes on the market. The frame is also easily adjustable giving you even more sizing options. Go from your young child to Shaq sized in just minutes. All with the same trike.
For more information visit www.penncycle.com.
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