On September 15th, the Flagstaff City Council passed the Helmet ordinance for minors 4:3, with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White, Councilmembers Brewster and Swanson supporting, and Councilmembers Haughey, Overton and Evans opposing. The ordinance will go into effect January 2010.

There was a sizeable crowd of helmet-wearing public attending the final reading and vote on the law. FBO, in conjunction with SafeKids Coalition, will continue its efforts to educate grade school aged children through its bike rodeos as well as its program to provide helmets to kids at low or no cost. FBO welcomes the positive reinforcement that the Helmet law will provide, producing a new generation of savy cyclists.