The emergence of the Housatonic River Greenway as a venue for avid cyclists has recently elevated the stature of bicycling in the Greater New Milford area.

Then again, there’s an avid cycling couple hereabouts for whom any highways and byways are just fine for their recreational enjoyment.

Bob and Teresa Bobbit, of New Milford, each nearing octogenarian standing, have ridden their bicycles all over the country, according to friend Jon Veleas.

On their resume are most of the national parks, a couple of trips over the Rocky Mountains, and cycling adventures in every state except Alaska — Bob has ridden in Hawaii, although Teresa has not.

Teresa has cycled as much as 200 miles in a day three times, and Bob has achieved that level twice.

“They love to see new areas, being outside, and great exercise,” Veleas said.

If good health sounds like a driving motivation for the cycling couple, it might help to remind folks the Bobbits, for 40 years residents of New Milford, owned a natural food store along Bank Street in the village center for 26 years.

“Every Jan. 1, they ride at least one mile, no matter the weather,” Veleas said.

The Bobbits “ride as often as they can, almost every day, depending on weather and health.”

For the forever young couple, good health and many more miles sharing the road on their bicycles are in the forecast.

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