Biking around Riverhead Town just got easier.
On Monday, employees of the Town of Riverhead's buildings and grounds departments installed the first of 18 bike racks that will be sited throughout the community.
The first, one of two "decorative" bike racks, shaped like a bicycle, was placed in front of the on West Main Street. Each of the two decorative bike racks can hold four bikes, he said.
Others, said Nick Attisano of which just moved to East Main Street, will be placed at town beaches, parks, and other areas where residents and guests like to cycle.
The racks, Attisano said, were purchased with a grant from Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The 16 remaining bike racks will be designed as a five-bike "wave rack," he said.
Until for transportation, exercise, and fun at a number of locations around Riverhead.
The bike racks, Attisano said, just facilitate the process. "If you want more people to use bicycles as transportation, we have to provide more places for them to secure them. It's a wonderful thing."
The racks are just the latest in a series of efforts, including the and a , to revitalize the area on the Peconic Riverfront for residents. Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said he would also like to see in Grangebel Park.