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Tips offered for summer bicycle trips Summer's warm weather and sunny skies are the perfect atmos- phere for bicyclists of all ages. The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has is- sued key points to remember for those summer bike trips to ensure the safety of all riders. Before even getting onto a bicy- cle, a person should do an ABC quick check. AIR check for proper air pressure in the tires; test the BRAKES to make sure they are in proper working condition; and check the CHAIN and CRANKSET for tightness every time you ride. Keeping a bicycle in proper working condition is on- ly the first step to bike safety. Another important point to re- member is that a bicycle is consid- The following movies are now playing in the resort area: Spawn - The infamous comic book character "Spawn" is fea- tured in this full-length film, which pits the lead role opposite the evil "Clown." Rated PG-13. 187 - Samuel L. Jackson stars as a Brooklyn high school teacher straggling to work within a sys- tem where the pursuit of an educa- tion sometimes takes the backseat to the ongoing battle to stay alive. Rated R. Air Force One - Harrison Ford stars as the President oppo- site Big Screen veep Glenn Close. The Head of State's aircraft is high-jacked, sending the cast and audience reeling on an adventur- " ous plot. Rated R. Good Burger - A clever yam of small fries versus the big busi- ness, this comedy stars newcom- ers Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson as fast-food employees destined to serve up laughter. Rated PG. George of the Jungle - Watch out for that movie! Er, I mean, tree! Yes, the on-screen version of a modem day "George" is currently in theaters. John Cleese takes on a peculiar role as George's best friend, Ape, who has a distinctive English accent. Rated PG. Contact - Academy Award- winning actress Jodi Foster stars in this drama, directed by Oscar- winner Robert Zemetkis ("Forrest Gump"). Foster's character is so desperate to prove that there's life on other planets that she dares to make "Contact." Rated PG- 13. Men in Black - More power- ful than the police, FBI and the "X-Files" all wrapped together, two special agents Will Smith ("Independence Day") and Tom- my Lee Jones ("The Fugitive") team up to fight intergalactic aliens posing as humans. Rated PG-13. Picture Perfect - Jennifer Aniston of"Friends" fame stars in this romantic comedy about want- ing true love and what ,it takes to get it. Also features Kevin Bacon. Continued on page 70 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 1 - August 7, 1997 - 69 ered a vehicle in all states; there- fore, when traveling by bike, cy- clists must always obey the rules and responsibilities of the road- way. Bicyclists are at fault for half of bicycle/motor vehicle crashes. One of the most common causes of bicycle crashes is wrong way riding. In last year's U.S. Depart- ment of Transportation evaluation of bicycle accidents, it was found that 15 percent of bike crashes oc- curred because of riders traveling against traffic. Cyclists must al- ways ride on the right side with the flow of traffic and obey all traffic signs and signals. Also, bike riders must always yield to pedestrians. Motorists should take special precautions when driving near cy- clists. By following a few safety rules, motorists can share the road more effectively with bicyclists: yield to bicyclists when turning on or off of a roadway; provide enough time for a bicyclist to clear an intersection; and very im- portantly, slow down and provide a minimum of three feet of clear- ance when passing a cyclist. Liz Holloway, DelDOT's bicy- cle and pedestrian coordinator, in- sists that bike safety includes be- ing visible and predictable. "Ride in a straight line, position yourself properly in the lane or shoulder for the direction you are traveling and signal all of your turns." She also notes that riders should wear bright colored clothing during the day and avoid riding at night if possible. Twelve percent of bike accidents happened because mo- torists could not see the bicyclist. Bike safety requires riders to think smart and to realize their own level of cycling abilities. Children under the age of 12 should not ride on the road, and all cyclists should stay clear of busy roadways. Finally, realize that bicycle hel- mets can save lives, and are re- quired by law for people under the age of 16. 207 Rehoboth Avenue 227-1986 Rehoboth Beach Great Margaritas! Fine Mexican Fare! Happy Hour Nightly 5-7 p.m. Open 7 Days Dinner Served Sun. thru Thurs. 5 to 11, Prt. & Sat. 5 to Midnight Lunch Served Fri., Sat. & Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. BANKING HOUSE INN Prix Fix Dinners 5 - 6:30 p.m. Under $15. 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