Heads up! Uber JUMP hands out free bike helmets
Uber JUMP Montreal distributed free bike helmets on Tues., July 30, 2019. (Photo: CTV Montreal/Scott Prouse)
CTV Montreal staff
Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:50PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:59AM EDT
Uber JUMP Montreal was on McGill College Ave Tuesday giving away free bike helmets to hundreds of Montrealers in need. The line-up stretched from De Maisonneuve Ave. to Saint-Catherine St.
“The head is the most precious thing you have. You hurt your head you lose- it’s a life changing injury,” said operations manager Tom Kasprzycki of JUMP by Uber Montreal.
Kasprzycki said JUMP has given away almost 1,000 helmets to Montrealers this year. All electric bikes in Montreal require users to wear helmets including the pedal-assisted, electric JUMP bikes.
Kasprzycki says that with a top speed of 32 km/h, users would be wise to wear their helmets to save them from injuring their skulls’ precious cargo.