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Bicycle commuting meeting tonight at 6 at Frederick in downtown

May. 02, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

HUNTINGTON — According to research published by Bikes Belong, most trips Americans make in cars are short, and the average American household spends $7,179 per year on owning and driving their cars? Did you know you can reduce road congestion, pollution, lose weight and save about $10 by bicycling to work?

Many folks in Huntington know that and are acting on it. If you're a bicycle commuter in Huntington , you're needed at a 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2 meeting at the Chat 'n' Chew public session to talk about creating a commuter bicycle map for the city.

The Chat 'n' Crew, a meeting organized by Create Huntington, is located at the Fredrick Building on 4th Avenue, between 9th and 10th streets.

At the meeting, organizers will show bike maps from other places to get ideas of best practices to base a Huntington map on. Help organizers mark up a map of Huntington with common bike routes that are good for various reasons (flat, not pot-holed, etc.) and plan a time to do a ride that takes groups of people around on those routes to make adjustments/try out these routes for accuracy.

Organizers hope to have a map done by Tour de PATH, which is being organized for later this summer.

Find out more about the ever-growing Paul Ambrose Trail to Health (PATH) online at http://paulambrosetrail.org.