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Bicycle Safety at the Seashore August 10 at Salt Pond Visitor Center

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Date: July 24, 2012
Contact: Nicole Taylor, 508-771-2144

In an effort to reduce incidence and severity of bike accidents at Cape Cod National Seashore, the Bicycle Safety Committee will host its second annual "Bicycle Safety at the Seashore" event on Friday, August 10, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Open to the public, this event will feature helmet fittings, fun activities for kids, bicycle safety checks and educational displays.Prizes for participation, such as helmets, bike accessories, raffles, and coupons may be available while supplies last.Educational topics will include how to fit a helmet properly, preparing for a ride with an ABC bicycle quick check, the consequences of a bicycle crash, as well as other interesting facts about bicycle safety at the seashore.Join us for this fun-filled event and for your chance to walk away with information that will keep you and your family safe.

The Cape Cod National Seashore's Bicycle Safety Committee intends this event to be one of many future educational opportunities focused on promoting awareness about bicycle safety in the park.Participation and support provided by Idle Times Bike Shop, Little Capistrano Bike Shop, MassBike, Ben and Jerry's, and Eastham Bicycle Committee.

Salt Pond Visitor center is located at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham.

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Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.