Tail Wags Helmet Covers

About

Established in 2006, Tail Wags Helmet Covers is a Toronto-based business that designs and manufactures helmet covers of the finest workmanship and quality. We are devoted to encouraging more kids and adults to wear their safety helmets.

Canadian Made

All Tail Wags products are proudly handcrafted exclusively in Canada using the finest technology, including computerized cutting. Every helmet cover is carefully inspected to ensure it meets our rigorous standards of quality. Of course, Tail Wags have been tested to ensure compliance with the CPSIA product safety regulations.

Mission Statement

Tail Wags Helmet Covers is a company whose goal is to save lives by promoting the use of safety helmets. By creating whimsical helmet covers that fit over any type of helmet used for sporting activities, Tail Wags empowers children and adults all over the world to individualize their helmets, thereby encouraging the use of those helmets. Tail Wags strives to make safety fun and stylish.

Where does Safer Cycling Calgary fit?

Safer Cycling Calgary believes strongly that the use of helmets while engaging in many activities (cycling, skiing, skateboarding, inline skating, etc) decreases the risk of sustaining a head injury. Children are often resistant to wearing helmets because they aren’t fun. In short, Tail Wags makes helmets fun! Helping to support another Canadian business is a great bonus! Buying a Tail Wags helmet cover supports 2 Canadian businesses, makes wearing a helmet more fun and interesting, and shows off your individual spirit!

Product Information

All Tail Wags helmet covers are designed to fit over any type of sports helmet: cycling, skateboard, ski/snowboard, ice skating, equestrian, etc. All covers have an integrated goggle slit on the back. Lycra covers are one size fits all; they really do fit over any helmet! Fleece covers come in child or adult size; child size may fit on an adult helmet, adult size will fit on child helmet but may not be a snug fit.

Do not be alarmed at the thought of putting a fleece cover on your bike helmet thinking you will overheat. Yes, fleece adds a layer of warmth on winter sports helmets, but these kinds of helmets are designed with few vents. Helmets for biking usually have a lot more air vents, and fleece is not wind-resistant: if you are standing still you will probably feel warmer, but if you are moving, the wind will blow through the fleece almost unhindered.

 

All helmet covers are $25 each.

Locally in stock helmet covers: 

ticked bird

 

Ticked Off Bird - child size (3 in stock)

 

 

Pink Poodle

 

Pink Poodle - child size (1 in stock)

 

 

 

shark

Shark - adult size  (1 in stock)

 

 

 

spider

 

Spider - child size (2 in stock)

 

 

bumblebee

 

Bumblebee - child size (1 in stock)

 

 

 

Lycra covers:

viking

 

Viking (1 in stock)

 

 

 

butterfly

 

Butterfly (3 in stock)

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase Tail Wags helmet covers from local stock, take note of the name (and size if applicable) and price of the cover(s) you want, and send me an email using the contact form (link will open in a new window). Online payment with credit card, PayPal, or email money transfer is available. 

 

Safer Cycling Calgary is experiencing growth in demand and we are recruiting Assistant and Certified CAN-BIKE Instructors. 

 

Assistant Instructor Job Description: 

Assistants are desperately needed for 2018 to deliver Level 1 courses, mainly with kids. You will be responsible for working with a small group (up to 4) kids to teach them how to ride a bike. These courses are exclusively on weekends - not every weekend - and are weather dependent.

Assistant Instructors are also needed for Level 3 courses for kids. You will be required to help with delivering classroom, "parking lot" and on-road aspects of this course. Duties may include set up and take down of computer and projector, setting up/taking down obstacles for handling drills, riding in sweep position on road to ensure all course participants stay together and in line as well as evaluating participant's understanding of course material. These courses may take place on weekdays, weekday afternoons and/or some weekends and are not weather dependent. 

Assistant Instructors must pass Level 4 (this course will be provided for you) and will work under the supervision of a Certified CAN-BIKE Instructor.

 

Certified CAN-BIKE Instructor Job Description:

Certified Instructors are needed to reach my dreams: to deliver Level 3 courses directly to kids at school and run daycamps during the summer. Other courses, including Level 1, 2 & 4 teaching will also be possible, depending on preferences and desired work schedule. If you are not currently Certified, you will need a 2 year commitment (first year for training/certification, second year to work independently). 

If you are interested in learning more about CAN-BIKE in general or the Instructor Certification process, visit CAN-BIKE Canada

 

Qualifications (all positions):   

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle with reasonable proficiency.
  • Must provide their own bicycle, in good working condition, and an approved bicycle helmet.
  • Must be proficient in speaking and reading English.
  • Must complete Calgary Police Service background check for working with Vulnerable Sector individuals (children).
  • First Aid Certification is an asset (required for Certified Instructors).

These positions are seasonal in nature: May through September. No teaching experience needed!! Ideal for stay at home parents, post-secondary students, and semi-retired people. Must be available on weekends and some weekday evenings for 2018. 

If you are interested in becoming a Safer Cycling Calgary Instructor, please send a message through the contact form. Include your resume and/or explain your cycling experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

All courses require participant's name and participant's (or parent/guardian's) valid email address to complete registration. Placement in course is not confirmed without payment of full course fee. 

 

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

You are able to cancel the registration within 1 business day of it’s submission without penalty. Otherwise the following will apply:

  • A cancellation made 3 weeks or more prior to the course start date will be refunded less an administration fee of 25% of the course fees.

  • A cancellation made less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date will be refunded less an administration fee of 40% of the course fees.

  • A cancellation made less than 3 days prior to the course start date will not be eligible for a refund unless due to a medical reason and then will be subject to a cancellation fee of $75.

  • “No shows” will not be eligible for any refund.

Unfortunately, the above applies in cases of injury and/or emergency. Cancellation requests with little notice do not allow us the time to fill the associated spot and our goal is to stay in business for when you are able to attend a course. 

TRANSFERS

Transferring your registration to an alternate course will result in an administration fee as follows:

  • A transfer request with 3 weeks or more notice will be subject to a $25 administration fee.
  • A transfer request with less than 3 weeks notice will be subject to a $40 administration fee.
  • A transfer request with less than 3 days notice will be subject to a $75 administration fee.

Full payment of the administration fee will be required before registration in the alternate course will be confirmed. In the event a suitable course is not offered, the above cancellation fees will be applied.

LEARN TO RIDE COURSES

Learn to Ride level 1 courses (adult or child) and Learn to Ride level 2 (adult) courses are weather dependent; a weather cancellation may occur. In the event of a weather cancellation, your registration fee will be transferred to an available later date of your choosing or fully refunded if no alternate date can be arranged.

Family Bike Rodeo!

cyclist pilons

The Family Bike Rodeo (Level 2: Cycling Basics course) is a "playground" based event that introduces cyclists to key bike handling skills they will need to ride safely on the road. It does not focus on traffic situations. Our belief is that learning traffic skills must happen on the road.

This course is designed for children aged 7+ and their parents. It is important that participants go on from the Rodeo to participate in a Level 3 course (kids, family or adults).

Level 2 Course Description:

$20 per participant, 90 minute session (2 participant minimum, 10 maximum).
For cyclists 7 and up, without training wheels; parents are encouraged to attend. The skills targeted in this course address major injury prevention concerns for children who cycle. As with swimming lessons, an investment now in cycling training for children can pay off in prevention of serious injury, and lead to greater enjoyment.

Summary:

  • Helmet and clothing check
  • Bike fit and check
  • Straight line riding
  • Shoulder checking
  • Signalling
  • Braking and stopping
  • Stop and go
  • Bike security

Other activities may include: 

  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Start and coast
  • Start and pedal
  • Start, pedal, stop
  • Obstacles and games

figure 8

balance board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note all participants are required to have a bike that fits and is in good working order and a current, properly fitted helmet. No training wheels permitted.
(If you or your child needs to learn how to ride, see Level 1/Learn to Ride)

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled for 2017.