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Bicycle Safety Day at Cape Cod National Seashore

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Date: July 23, 2013
Contact: Nicole Taylor, Environmental Protection Specialist/Safety Officer, 508-957-0741

Bicycle accidents are the number one cause of visitor injuries at the Cape Cod National Seashore.In an effort to reduce incidence and severity of bike accidents, the Cape Cod National Seashore's, Bicycle Safety Committee will host its third annual "Bicycle Safety at the Seashore" event on Friday, August 9, from 10 AM to 2 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. Funding, participation, and support is provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, local bike shops, and Ben and Jerry's.

Directions to the Salt Pond Visitor Center: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham.

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Did You Know?

Atlantic coastline at Cape Cod National Seashore

In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.