New Milford Democratic Town Committee will sponsor a program, “Bicycle Trails and Economic Development,” Monday.

Tom O’Brien of the New Milford Bike Walk and Patti Smith Jacobus, a founder of Simsbury Free Bike, will lead the 7 p.m. program at Sarah Noble Intermediate School on Sunny Valley Road.

O’Brien and Jacobus will discuss the importance of bringing more bicycling to New Milford and Western Connecticut.

David Gronbach, the Democratic mayoral candidate, will introduce the guest speakers.

O’Brien will talk about the New Milford River Trail and the larger community of bicycling that involves other towns and groups in Western Connecticut.

The trail extends for five miles from Boardman Road, on the east side of the old Boardman Bridge, to Gaylordsville.

It serves as the beginning of a proposed larger trail that may someday follow the Housatonic River south through downtown New Milford to the town border with Brookfield.

Jacobus, chairwoman of the Simsbury Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, will discuss what New Milford can do for bicyclists with the right combination of support from the community and local government.