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Cape Cod National Seashore Bicycle Safety Committee presents Bicycle Safety at the Seashore Initiative

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Date: August 21, 2011
Contact: Nicole Taylor, Environmental Protection Specialist/Safety Officer, 508-957-0741

Join us for a new event to educate visitors about how to stay safe and avoid bicycle crashes at Cape Cod National Seashore.The Bicycle Safety Committee will host its first "Bicycle Safety at the Seashore" event Friday, August 19, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Province Lands Visitor Center. Open to the public, this free event will feature fun and educational displays, helmet fitting, and quick bicycle maintenance checks.Park Safety Officer Nicole Taylor stated, "Prizes for participation, such as helmets and coupons will 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."

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 an effort to reduce the incidence and severity of bicycle crashes in the park.

If you go: 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.  

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