Safety first! The City of Philadelphia is packed with people riding, walking, and driving at all hours of the day and night. Helmets are an easy first step to ensuring that you are riding safely whether on the streets or trails. Picking a helmet can be an overwhelming process, though, so the Indego staff is here to help!
See below for a list of helmets including brand, model, price and why members of our staff would recommend it to help you choose from the best of the best. Reminder: Passholders can get a discount on their helmets by shopping at these local retailers.
Nate, Bike Mechanic Supervisor
Nate is the inhouse Giro guy recommending both the Giro Reverb and the Giro Sutton.
“These are 2 great light weight helmets that fit well, not bulky, and comes in a variety of great colors.
They are much more adjustable than similar styles that often weigh more and have more bulk.”
Average Cost: $60
Average Cost: $80
Claudia, ACCESS Manager
Often times riders forego the helmet based on style. But Claudia suggests a helmet that keeps you safe and adds a flare of style.
“I love my Bern Lenox helmet! It was pricey (something like $60?) but it has a brim which I love and makes my head look less enormous when I wear it. It reminds me of an equestrian helmet and I think I look cute in it, which makes me 100% more likely to wear it. “
Average Cost: $40-$60
Geoff, Bike Mechanic
Bike Mechanic Geoff is well versed in helmet types. He provided us with two helmets that fall in varying price ranges. Whether you’re a new or experienced rider you can choose which helmet fits your budget and style.
Average Cost: Start at $50
Average Cost: Can start as low as $130 but averages $200
Kiera, Marketing + Community Relations Manager
If cool and stylish is your main goal then Nutcase is the way to go. They have multiple colorful options including a series where they collaborate with International Artists to benefit World Bicycle Relief.
Average Cost: $70