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Bicycle Safety at the Seashore

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Date: July 16, 2012
Contact: Nicole Taylor, 508-957-0741

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, July 20, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Province Lands 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 is provided by Arnold's Bike Shop, Gale Force Bike Shop, P-town Bikes, Ben and Jerry's, and Provincetown Bicycle Committee.

Directions to the Province Lands Visitor Center: Take Route 6 to the Race Point Road exit in Provincetown. Turn right onto Race Point Road and the Province Lands Visitors Center will be on the right.

 

Did You Know?

pirate treasure

Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.