Wyoming County clerk "Bugs" Stover pedaled his mountain bike from Wyoming County to Charleston to attend today's "Healthy Counties" conference. "If we want people to bike, we need to think about our roads," he said. The stretch behind him, with a level space beside the road, is unusual, he said. "Anytime they pave from guard rail to guard rail, that really helps cyclists," he said.
"If I hear a big truck, I get off the road or hug the edge," Stover said. "Sometimes there's room for me to ride beside the road, but often not."
If a cyclist wants to stay on the hard road, but let cars pass, "you often either have to get off and walk or try to hang in at the edge of the road," Stover said.