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Helmet Continued from page 86 that many students do not wear helmets and often ride on the wrong side of the road. "We just don't want people to get hurt this year," said Tony Pezone, president of Sussex Cyclists, a local bicycling club. "We're trying to teach them to always wear their helmet, ride with the traffic and obey all the traffic laws," he said. Pezone said his group spent a quarter of its annual budget on the bike safety fair. "We had a surge of interest later in the day, and the numbers were significantly better than last year for the safety seminar," Pezone said. "We had about 50 percent more people attending and gave away over 700 helmets with another 70 going to Lewes Library for distribution there." In addition to helmets and lights, two new bicycles were raf- fled off. Mary Balfe, a seasonal worker from Longford, Ireland, won a new Giant Cypress bicycle. She said she came to the event to learn about the local laws. "I wanted to find out if they are the same as at home. I also heard they will be giving out helmets." DelDOT spent about $10,000 on the event, said Mollie Raley, a planner for the state agency. Other groups who lent their Maci Aglio, 6, daughter of Anthony and Janae Aglio of Felton, navigates the bike- safety course during the safety fair. The course taught children how to signal and how to ride with traffic. support were Delaware State Police, Beebe MediCal Center, Sussex County SAFE Kids, McDonald's of Rehoboth, Lots of Linens, and the Chambers of Commerce in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Rehoboth Beach Police was also on hand, giving out informa- tion about local bicycle laws. As Balfe left the building with her new bicycle, Pezone said, "If we see you riding without a hel- met, we take back the bike." CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 24 - June 27, 2005 - 87 Seaside Interiors DISTINCTIVE FURNITURE, LIGHTING, ACCESSORIES, GIFTS & WINDOW TREATMENTS 2 Chic Classic Casual Cool Contemporary Transitional Traditional and everything in between Specializing. in Inn00vative_0000 Design NOW OPEN MON- SAT. 9-5, SUN. 10-4 - Villages of Five'Points Town Center, Lewes (with Fish On, Bad Hair Day?, Java Beach & Quiet Storm) 302-645-9216