#childsafetytips | Bikes a scarce commodity for Cape’s seasonal workers

MASHPEE — When Laurie DePina of My Cousin Vinny’s Junk Removal advertised bicycle availability at her location, she received a flood of calls from J-1 students, who were desperately in need of transportation. 

“It’s not easy to find bikes believe it or not,” said DePina of Mashpee. “And these students are just looking for the easiest way to get around.”

The J-1 students, who are also known as seasonal, cultural exchange visitors and workers, began calling DePina from as far as Provincetown in search of two-wheelers.

“They need them to get to and from work — they are working at places like Roche Bros and down at Popponessett Marketplace,” she said. “They don’t have a lot of transportation options.”

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