Bicycle Safety

Bicycle accidents cause the most injuries to visitors recreating at Cape Cod National Seashore.

  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike. The State of Massachusetts requires all persons 16 years of age and under to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
  • Always ride single file to the right.
  • Announce yourself when passing other trail users from behind, always pass on the left.
  • Don't speed.
  • Beware of trail hazards which could include; sand, standing water, bumps in the pavement, and low-hanging branches.
  • Stay on bike trails.
  • Biking off-trail is prohibited. (Except on designated fire roads.)
  • Be alert for hills, sharp turns, and other users.
  • Walk bicycles through tunnels and under-passes.
  • If you riding an unfamiliar bike, check brakes, gears, and steering before riding it.
  • If there is an emergency, call 911.

Last updated: September 6, 2016

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99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


To contact NPS Law Enforcement or report an incident, please call the 24-hour dispatch: 617-242-5659. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

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