Seashore Holds Bike Safety Event

38-39_sporting_icons set 3EASTHAM – Bicycle safety will be the focus of a session at the Cape Cod National Seashore‘s Salt Pond Visitor Center next Friday.

The session will be held in the visitor center parking lot on Friday, August 1 at 9 a.m.

The staff of Cape Cod National Seashore, representatives of Barnstable County, representatives from Eastham, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority’s Bike Shuttle, representatives from local bike shops and volunteers will set up an information station near the newly rehabilitated Nauset Bike Trail at the rear of the lot.

Open to the public until noon, this event will feature helmet fittings, fun activities for kids, bicycle safety checks, and educational displays. 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.

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Bike accidents continue to be the number one cause of accidents among seashore visitors.

Upgraded trails, improved signs, public outreach, and bike helmet give-a-ways are ways that all parties are trying to benefit visitors so they may avoid accidents and enjoy their stay.

The visitor center is located on Nauset Road in Eastham.