Nearly 100 cyclists hit the road Sunday to try out Fairfield’s new Shoreline Border-to-Border Bike Route.

The route, long popular with cyclists, follows a 12.8-mile, round-trip path from Southport Beach to Ash Creek and back. Signs painted on roadway shoulders marking the route are scheduled to be finished next year by Department of Public Works.

Keith Gallinelli, chairman of the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, which led the project to designate the bike route and organized Sunday’s ride, said in a statement: “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."