Some say helmets aren’t cool. Well neither are head injuries. Some say bells are lame, well so are head on collisions because you didn’t see the person coming the opposite way on a non-directional trail. Or worse yet; being hit by a reversing car that didn’t see or hear you. Some will say that lights make your handlebar look cluttered; well I’ll take a cluttered handlebar so that I can see, and miss, the tree in front of me on a unlit trail rather than the opposite. Bikes don’t have seatbelts or airbags; so taking the necessary steps to insure your safety will allow you to ride tomorrow.