They've looked at maps from bigger cities like New York, San Francisco, Louisville and Champaign/Urbana in Illinois, along with Seattle. Shell said it's a process to show that riding a bike makes sense.
"I'd love to see the culture and advocacy grow at various levels whether it be community groups or through the city or private public partnerships. I think there are so many different examples of cities doing bike advocacy in different ways and I think we can really grow in whatever direction the community wants to go," Shell said.
Efforts like a monthly six-mile bicycle ride called Critical Mass have increased the number of bikers. Last month's Critical Mass ride had over 60 people, and during warm months they've had more than 100 participants at times. The success of the ride has even led to a Kidical Mass ride for kids.
Taylor said the support from local officials is big.
"You know it's great and I hope it continues and grows and I definitely think it gives it that official sort of thing that the city of Huntington wants to promote cycling, and I think there is a great coalition of people interested in this and working on it from all across the board," Taylor said.
Both say that there is still work that needs to be done like possible bike lanes and bike racks where people can lock up their bikes once they reach their destination. Taylor said with the way much of Huntington is laid out in a flat grid in the valley, it makes sense for biking to continue to grow.
"If you go downtown on a nice day looking to see how many bikes are locked up like along 4th Avenue or Pullman Square, in front of the library or how many people are looking for a place to lock up their bike because there's not enough, I think you see that there are a lot of people who use their bikes to get around and I think people are doing it so we should be doing everything we can to help them out," Taylor said.Shell said efforts like the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, which will run through Huntington for biking and walking, will also increase the number of people biking each day.