GREENFIELD — The bicycles rested on their kickstands, arranged in two rows in the grass just west of Carnegie’s Restaurant on North Street.

They weren’t left still for long, as interested prospective owners trickled in to test drive the bikes, which ranged from children’s sizes to adult.

The Greenfield Department of Parks and Recreation collected about 50 bicycles of all sizes in January, before replacing air tubes, checking the brakes and chains, and shining the bikes up for a community giveaway.

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Saturday, as part of the North Street Fitness Festival, parks superintendent Ellen Kuker handed over the bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis.

About a dozen people showed up an hour early to try out bikes and select their favorites, Kuker said.

Scott and Lorna Johnson decided to pick out a few bicycles Saturday, because they have been wanting to ride the Pennsy Trail. They left with their new rides and helmets as well.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or