July 16, 2015
Nicole Taylor, Environmental Protection Specialist/Safety Officer, (508) 957-0741
In an effort to reduce incidence and severity of bike accidents at Cape Cod National Seashore, as well as promote the Healthy Parks, Healthy People program, the Bicycle Safety Committee will host its fifth annual "Bicycle Safety at the Seashore". This event will take place on Friday, July 31th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Province Lands Visitor Center and on Friday, August 7th from 10:00 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, 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 and healthy.
The Cape Cod National Seashore's Bicycle Safety Committee intends this event to be one of many future educational opportunities focused on providing awareness about bicycle safety in the park while promoting better health while enjoying nature and resources the park has to offer. Participation and support provided by local bike shops, towns, and Ben and Jerry's.
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 Visitor Center will be on the right.
Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham. Bicycling is an ever increasing way to explore the Cape and is a great way to exercise. Outdoor exercise is a major part of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative of the seashore partnership with Cape Cod Health Care (capecodhealth.org/healthyparks) and supports our goal to reduce vehicle emissions under our Climate Friendly Parks program. National Seashore staff are continuing to work with the Cape Cod Commission and Town Bicycle Committees on the Outer Cape to expand safe bike routes.
We want all our visitors to enjoy the fun and benefits of riding a bike on the Cape while keeping themselves, their friends and their families safe.