Approximately 4,000 J-1 students are in need of bicycles!
Places to Buy a Bicycle
- Walmart and Corner Cycle in Falmouth
- Bike Zone in Falmouth and Hyannis
- K-Mart in Hyannis
- Dennis Cycle Center in South Dennis
- Benny’s in Dennis Port
- Barbara’s Bike & Blade in South Dennis & Brewster
- Brewster Bike & Rail Trail Bike in Brewster
- Chatham Hood Bikes in Chatham
- Orleans Cycle in Orleans
- Idle Times Bike Shop in Orleans, North Eastham, & Wellfleet
- Ptown Bikes & Gale Force Bikes in Provincetown
Bicycle Loaning Program
Papa Deny’s Free-Cycled Bikes
Papa Deny, pictured above, for several summers had over 300 bicycles that he loaned to J-1 students. Unfortunately, Papa Deny’s wife has ongoing health issues. So, Papa Deny will not able to maintain and deliver bicycles for the 2019 season. We are currently looking for someone who would be willing to run the bicycle loaning program for 2019. Once we find someone to run the bicycle loaning program, we will post all information here. But at this time, we are not able to take reservations for bicycles.
Thank-you, Papa Deny, for your dedicated service to our international students and workers.
What Should I Bring?
Bike Safety Equipment
If you already have bike safety equipment in your country, such as a neon, vest, a bicycle helmet, or bicycle lights, please bring them with you when you come!
Please make sure to also bring a bicycle lock with you! Every year, J-1 students have reported that their bicycles have been stolen. Bicycles have been stolen during the day as well as the night. Please make sure to lock your bike when you are not using them!
Please take the time to watch this important video on bicycle safety produced on Cape Cod by your U.S. sponsors, community members, and the Cape Cod Community Media Center.
Massachusetts Bicycle Laws
- You must ride with traffic.
- You must use hand signals when turning or stopping.
- You must obey all traffic laws.
- Only one person may ride on a bicycle.
- Reflectors and reflector materials must be visible from the back and sides.
- At night, your headlight must show a white light that is visible from 600 feet.
- You must give pedestrians the right of way.
- You may pass cars on the right.
- You must keep one hand on the handlebars at all times.
- In the event that you get hit or sideswiped by a car, both you and the driver of the car must stop where you are. The police must be called. Then, you and the driver must wait for the police. If the driver of the car is found to have caused the accident, then the driver’s auto insurance will pay for any medical bills you may have as a result of the accident.
- For a complete list of bicycle laws, please visit MASSBIKE.
When you are riding your bicycle, you are considered a vehicle and must follow the same rules as a car or truck.