If you are vacationing in the Rehoboth Beach area in July here is an opportunity to improve the safety of working cyclists along Route 1 and at other locations at the Delaware beaches.
Bicycle Safety Checkpoints are set up along the side of the road and run for 2-3 hours. The checkpoints are set up at different locations and times. The bicyclists are stopped by a police officer, one volunteer explains the rules of the road while another person fits the cyclist with a helmet and another installs lights on the bicycle. When there are enough volunteers an ABC Quick Check and minor adjustments are performed. Bike safety brochures that are printed in 8 different languages are given out. Cyclists often travel in groups of 3 or 4 so the more volunteers that are available the faster that cyclists can continue on their trip.
If you want to volunteer some time at a bicycle checkpoint contact Mike Tyler firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Pezone email@example.com. There about three stops a week through July. We need your help and it is a fun and rewarding experience.