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Cape Cod National Seashore’s Bicycle Safety Committee presents: Bicycle Safety at the Seashore

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Date: July 3, 2013
Contact: Nicole Taylor, 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, ``the Bicycle Safety Committee will host its third annual “Bicycle Safety at the Seashore” event on Friday, July 19th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 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. Funding, participation and support provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, local bike shops and Ben and Jerry’s.


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


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.