Taking a bike ride and stopping for ice cream. It doesn't get too much better than that.

That's what will happen on Sunday, May 21 when the Mattapoisett Land Trust and Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path present Tour de Creme, three separate bike rides of 11, 25 and 42 miles with stops at various ice cream shops and creameries in our region.

Colleen Andrews of the Mattapoisett Land Trust, and Renee Pothier and Jane Finnerty of the Friends of the Bike Path, joined Townsquare Sunday this week to chat about the event and share how you can get involved.

Pothier said this is the first Tour de Creme since 2019. The pandemic cancelled the event for three years.

"A lot of people are eager for this to return," she said. "Last year, we thought we could pull it off, but it didn't happen and people were very disappointed. So the bike riders are ready to go this year."

The organizers stress that this event is not a race. Riders will travel through six area towns, stopping at eight ice cream shops and creameries along the way. Riders are also invited to a post-ride party at Munro Park, near the Town Wharf in Mattapoisett.

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Michael Rock/Townsquare Media

The organizers said funds raised from the event will be used by both the Land Trust and the Friend group to make improvements and expand hiking and biking trails in Mattapoisett.

You can visit the Tour de Creme website to register to ride, to fundraise or volunteer.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard Sundays at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. on WBSM.

The program highlights organizations and individuals seeking to make the SouthCoast a better place to live and work.

If you would like your organization featured on Townsquare Sunday, please e-mail the host at jim.phillips@townsquaremedia.com.

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