LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Wear your gloves too, kids
September 25, 2012 · Updated 2:45 PM
To the editor:
I noticed with some concern the pictures in the South Whidbey Record of the students being taught bike safety in Langley.
Missing from the pictures were bike gloves. As a longtime bike racer, my fellow bikers and I know that gloves are an essential piece of bike safety equipment. One of the first things to hit in a bike accident are the rider’s hands.
Bike gloves can save extreme road rash, embedded gravel, and absorb some of the impact. Hands are important! Let’s ask our kids to wear their helmets and their bike gloves.