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Community bike ride Friday starts at Heron Park

The Worcester County Pedestrian Bike Coalition and Tommy’s Bicycle Works are teaming up to put on the Berlin Community Bike Ride at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The bike ride starts at Heron Park and features a five-mile route through downtown Berlin.

Tommy’s Bicycle Works owner Tom Simon says the bike ride is for new and experienced riders alike and will showcase the town on a leisurely ride.

“From my understanding of it, we’re going to meet up and we have a route plan all throughout Berlin,” Simon said. “The point is to showcase or highlight the new rails-to-trails route that we’ll hopefully be getting in Berlin soon. Also (it’s good to) just to get out and ride our bikes because riding bikes is awesome.”

Simon says he’d love to see a pack of up to 50 big riders, but “even if it’s just 15 of us we’ll have a good time.”

“This is a really easy ride,” he said. “It’s not a race or anything like that, more of a fun ride. It’s fantastic exercise, very low impact and very fun. In my opinion, riding a bike is way more fun than, say, running. Jogging is terrible.”

“Biking with a whole group of people is an experience in itself. It’s a good activity for someone to step out of their comfort zone with.”

There’s no event registration for the bike ride, riders can simply show up to Heron Park.

This story appears in the print version of Bayside Gazette on May 19, 2022.