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First Cape Cod Bicycle Summit to be held on November 8

Senator Dan Wolf is keynote speaker
Biking the boardwalk at Nauset Marsh in Eastham. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
Biking the boardwalk at Nauset Marsh in Eastham. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

The first Cape Cod Bicycling Summit will be held on Friday, November 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable. The summit is co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Chapter of MassBike, Barnstable County Mass in Motion, the Town of Barnstable and Sen. Dan Wolf's Office.

The summit brings together bicycling enthusiasts and advocates from a variety of groups and local, state and regional organizations. The purpose of the summit is to increase biking safety on the Cape and education the public about the many benefits of cycling including improved personal and environmental health and economic growth.

As MassBike points out, the Cape is a popular destination in the summer and fall for those who enjoy exploring by bike. MassBike advocates throughout the commonwealth for a bicycle-friendly environment.

The Cape Cod Bicycle Summit will feature several speakers including Richard Fries, development advisor for PeopleForBikes and representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, the Cape Cod Commission and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Dan Wolf, who has participated in the Pan Mass Challenge several years, will be the keynote speaker.

The Tilden Arts Center doors open at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

The summit is free and open to the public.  Attendees are required to register here for the half-day summit as space is limited.

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