WELLFLEET, Mass.—2019 marks the ninth year that Cape Cod National Seashore’s Bike Safety Committee has hosted bike safety events to provide awareness and reduce the occurrence and severity of bike accidents at the national seashore. This year’s “Bike Safety at the Seashore” events are slated for August 2 at Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown and August 9 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Both events will run from 10 am to noon.
"Every year we medevac cyclists with serious head injuries to Boston hospitals,” said Superintendent Brian Carlstrom. “We need to get the word out about how to bike safely on Cape Cod. We're partnering with towns and businesses on the Outer Cape to sponsor events that encourage safe practices and teach young people and parents that it’s cool to wear a helmet, and it's the law."
Both events are free and open to the public. They 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, and interesting facts about bicycle safety at the seashore. The event also promotes the fitness benefits of bicycling. Event support is provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, volunteers, local bike shops, Ben and Jerry’s, and Outer Cape towns.
Province Lands Visitor Center is located at 171 Race Point Road, off Route 6 in Provincetown. Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham.