Bicycle Helmet Laws

Ontario Pathways recommends that all bicyclists (regardless of age) use approved helmets while on the trail!

New York State requires approved helmets for all bicyclists (including passengers) under the age of fourteen.

In the City of Canandaigua helmets are required under the age of 16. (note - the section of Ontario Pathways trail between Ontario and East Streets is within the City of Canandaigua.  The City has extended the trail west from the Ontario St. crossing, but that isn't Ontario Pathways property.)

 

This information is provided to raise public awareness of the protection provided by bicycle helmets. This information could be incomplete or outdated and it is up to you to know the rules where you ride.