Residents invited to swap four wheels for two during bike ride celebrating World Car Free Day

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City of Ottawa

Ottawa Board of Health member Councillor David Chernushenko and Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches will officially launch Ottawa Public Health's Adopt a Helmet Week as they take part in a community bike ride in celebration of World Car Free Day.

Date: September 22, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Brewer Park Pavillion near the entrance at Ossington Street

Ottawa Public Health will be on-site promoting Adopt a Helmet Week. From September 24 to 30, local retailers will offer discounts of 20 per cent or more on helmets of all kinds.

For more information on discounts, choosing the correct helmet, and to read the Adopt a Helmet Week blog, visit:, or call 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656).