A group of area bicyclists joined Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper for her 5th annual Bike Around the County Friday.

This year's route takes bicyclists on a 32-mile ride from Albion to the Erie County Courthouse.

The group set off on their daylong bike trip in the morning.  They are stopping several times to showcase local history and other assets.

"One of the really important things is that PennDOT officials always ride with me, so they get to see our roads, the Pennsylvania state roads, and our local roads from a different view - from the seat of a bike," said Dahlkemper.