A group of bicylists wait for traffic before crossing US 68 in Clark County on the bike path in this file photo. Bill Lackey/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

5 must-see places on Dayton’s newest bike map

The Miami Valley is made up of more than 340 miles of paved trails and bikeways that connect to 10 counties in the surrounding area.  

Earlier this month, the fifth edition of the Miami Valley Ohio Bikeways Guide was released by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.

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The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

More than 10,000 copies of the map have been printed. Below is a list of some of the must-see points of interest on the map. The corresponding number has been included to be easily found on the map. 

Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretative Center (2)

Location: 2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

This exhibit focuses on the Wright Brothers’ flying field where they tested their airplane designs in 1904 and 1905. In addition, the exhibit goes in-depth about the school the brothers created in 1910, according to the national park service. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Amanda Wright Lane, the great grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, stands in front of Wright Brother's Memorial at Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center on Wednesday Dec. 17. The year 2009 will mark accomplishments by the Wright Brothers, the 100th anniversary of the Wrights' Homecoming Parade in Dayton in June 1909 the brothers retuned from a very sucessful trip in Europe and also the same year, 1909, Wrights' sold their first airplane to the US Signal Corps. The National Aviation Heritage Alliance is planning many events and programs to mark the anniversary.
Photo: Teesha McClam

Beavercreek Memorial (10)

Location: 1153 N. Fairfield Road, Dayton

This 9/11 memorial displays a large piece from the World Trade Center’s North Tower. A park and benches surround the structure, which was once located between the 101st and 105th floors. 

Visitors at the Beavercreek 9/11 Memorial on North Fairfield Road honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. DEANGELO BYRD / STAFF

Westcott House (15)

Location: 85 S. Greenmount Avenue, Springfield

The Wescott House was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906. The house was built in 1908 and then restored in 2005 after being converted into apartments during its long history.  

Public tours are available, and tickets begin at $15 for adults. 

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The Westcott House in Springfield. Contributed photo by Rod Hatfield.

Dunbar House (21)

Location: 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton

Once home to one of the first nationally known African- American writers, the Dunbar House allows visitors to see how Paul Laurence Dunbar lived. The writer purchased the two-story brick house in 1904 for his mother. 

Hours of operation are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. 

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Dunbar House is home to new Dunbar Literary Circle.Credit: National Park Service photo/Tom Engberg

RiverScape MetroPark (33)

Location: 237 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton

This park located just off the Miami River has something for everyone to enjoy. The park, while hosting beautiful landscape gardens, hanging baskets, and reflecting pools, offers many activities including free summer concerts, community festivals, and parent and preschool programs.

The annual Bike-to-Work Day breakfast will be held on Friday, May 19, from 7-9 a.m. at Riverscape MetroPark. (MVRPC)

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