Cyclists celebrate the Fairfield Shoreline Border to Border Bike Route

Nearly 100 cyclists celebrated the new Fairfield Shoreline Border to Border Bike Route festivities on Sunday, Sept. 27. The route, long popular with cyclists, follows a 12.8 mile round trip bike route from Southport Beach to Ash Creek and back. Route signage along painted roadway shoulders marking the route will be completed in 2016 by the Fairfield Public Works Department.

Several government leaders participated in opening ceremonies at Southport Beach and some peddled their bicycles during the event. According to Keith Gallinelli, chairman of the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee which sponsored the bike route and organized the event, “the town’s emerging bike route system will increase motorist awareness of cyclist road travel and help to make cycling more safe for all users of the road.”

Fairfield Selectman Sheila Marmion is joined by Wendy Hyman of Fairfield as both rode their bikes Sunday along the Riverside Avenue section of the new Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route.

Fairfield Selectman Sheila Marmion is joined by Wendy Hyman of Fairfield as both rode their bikes Sunday along the Riverside Avenue section of the new Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route.

Connecticut State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey joined with some 100 others cyclists and bicycled along the new Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route extending from Southport Beach to Ash Creek.

Connecticut State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey joined with some 100 others cyclists and bicycled along the new Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route extending from Southport Beach to Ash Creek.

The Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee organized a celebration event Sunday launching the new border to border Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route extending from Southport Beach to Ash Creek.  From left to right are Committee members Edward Lane, Don Hyman, Fairfield Selectman Sheila Marmion, Ct. State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Committee Chairman Keith Gallinelli, Ct State Sen. Tony Hwang, Committee members Karen Secrist and Linda Lach.

The Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee organized a celebration event Sunday launching the new border to border Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route extending from Southport Beach to Ash Creek. From left to right are Committee members Edward Lane, Don Hyman, Fairfield Selectman Sheila Marmion, Ct. State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Committee Chairman Keith Gallinelli, Ct State Sen. Tony Hwang, Committee members Karen Secrist and Linda Lach.

A cyclist checks the route map at a celebration Sunday provided by the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee charting the new Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route.  The route extends from Southport Beach to Ash Creek.

A cyclist checks the route map at a celebration Sunday provided by the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee charting the new Fairfield Shoreline Bike Route. The route extends from Southport Beach to Ash Creek.

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