Are you required to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle in Virginia?
Virginia Law does not require that helmets be worn when riding on roads
in the Commonwealth. While the state does not mandate that helmets be
worn, a Virginia county, city or town can pass an ordinance requiring
children 14 years and younger to wear a helmet.
Virginia Code Section 46.2-906.1
Despite the fact that Virginia does not require helmets you and your family
should always use a helmet. It will not help you avoid being in an accident
but it can greatly reduce your risk of serious injuries should you be
in an accident.