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Cyclists tour Guyton on a slow ride
Russ Deen leads bike tour
Guyton Mayor Russ Deen (on right) pointed out several historical sites in Guyton during the ride. (Submitted photo.)

Special to the Herald

A dozen cyclists took to the trails and quiet streets of Guyton, June 24, for the Guyton Slow Ride.

The riders, aging from seven to 70s, covered ten miles at a relaxing and slow pace. Guyton Mayor Russ Deen gave a guided tour – on his own bicycle – as the group roamed the city. Deen pointed out historical places, points of interest, and future city and county projects along the route. The Guyton Rail Trail, as well as a portion of old Central Avenue that could be part of the proposed Georgia Hi-Lo Trail were also on the route.

girl on bike
Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in the ride just for fun. (Submitted photo.)
The “Slow Ride” is held several times a year in Guyton, Springfield, and Rincon, hosted by Bike Effingham. The event is open to cyclists of all ages and bike helmets are required.

Bike Effingham is a nonprofit that seeks to help grow the biking community in the county and encourage more place to ride safely through advocacy, education, and events such as these.

The next “Guyton Slow Ride” is set for Aug. 5 beginning at 10 a.m., meeting at the Guyton Caboose.