Residents of the Forest Park area are being invited to help create a walking map of the neighborhood, as well as a route for Mayor Michael B. Coleman's traditional bike ride during "Pride Week."

Residents of the Forest Park area are being invited to help create a walking map of the neighborhood, as well as a route for Mayor Michael B. Coleman's traditional bike ride during "Pride Week."

Those interested in helping to map out the walking route of Forest Park East are asked to meet at the North YMCA on Thursday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Assistance in creating the mayor's bike ride route, which will take place during Neighborhood Pride week, Oct. 4-8, is being sought on Monday, June 7. Participants should meet at the Acme Hot Dog Stand on Cleveland Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

Both events are part of Columbus Public Health's Healthy Places Program, designed to identify good walking routes as a way of encouraging people to use them. They also are projects of the North Side Health Advisory Committee and the Forest Park Civic Association.

"You will help to create a pocket size neighborhood walking map with mile measured routes that highlight neighborhood destination places," according to the announcement. "The routes in West Forest Park will be used for the mayor's Wednesday night bike ride during Neighborhood Pride.

For more information, contact Christine Green, coordinator of the Healthy Places Program, at 645-5318 or CGGreen@columbus.gov.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP Forest Park Civic Association president George Schmidt at gschmidt@larseneng.com.