Biking to School: Let’s Ride Safely

Take a test ride to school this week to figure out the best route and remember to have fun while riding safely.

The video below is a great reminder of bike safety for adults as well as children.

Glenlake Pool Closed: Friday July 21

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Glenlake Pool is closed for the remainder of the day (Friday, July 21) due to fecal contamination. The pool will reopen on Saturday morning.

Please visit one of Decatur’s other pools to stay cool.

 

 

NEW!! Decatur Gators Fall Swim League

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The City of Decatur Active Living Division introduces a NEW Decatur Gators Fall Swim League for children ages 6 and up!

Practice begins on Monday, July 24 at 6:00 pm. Practices will be held twice a week at Ebster pool and you may select two of the following days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Swim meets will be held on Saturday  mornings. The Fall season ends on September 9. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) unassisted.

Register today! Cost is $150 for residents and $175 for non-residents. This is a great way to keep up the momentum of summer!

For more information, contact Jabari.Cole@DecaturGA.com or  404-377-7321.

Third Friday FUN Bike Ride is July 21

ibikeJoin Decatur Active Living for the monthly Third Friday Bike Ride this Friday, July 21 at 6:30 pm. It is Parks and Recreation Month so our ride will take you by some of Decatur’s parks.

We ride approximately 6 miles and then visit a local watering hole for refreshments.

Meet at Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 pm. Helmets and lights are required for City led rides.

For more information contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or click here.

Healthy Monday: Keep Walking!

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It’s not news that walking is a great way to include more physical activity into your day while getting a low-impact workout. Research shows that walking for at least 30 minutes a day may improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and help stave off stress. If you have already been able to incorporate more walking into your daily routine – or if you walk the Monday Mile every week – you’re already on a great path to getting more physical activity and fighting the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle. Read more about getting the most out of your walk on the Move It Monday blog.

Join Decatur Active Living for the 50+ Walks every Wednesday. The walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center, are about 2 –  3 miles in length, and begin at 9 am during daylight savings time.

For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

Social Justice Films through the Decades – Tomorrow, July 14th at 10am

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Riding on the Sidewalk

When you are riding on the sidewalk, you also have to deal with many hazards: pedestrians, street furniture, signs, newspaper boxes, etc… These items don’t just make riding inconvenient; they also can make you invisible to drivers.

The fact is, a lot of crashes happen when someone on a bike is using the sidewalk. For more information on bicycle safety and resources, visit The League of American Bicyclists. 

FREE Game Truck for Teens July 15th

game truckDecatur teens are invited to come over to Fire Station One, 230 E Trinity Place, on Saturday, July 15 from 4 – 6 pm and play video games!

Spend time with police officers and firefighters and enjoy safe, free summer fun!

This event is for teens ages 12 -19.

 

Dance 101 this Thursday at Ebster Recreation Center!

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Bike Safety for Commuters Quiz

RV-dmvjj_400x400Georgia Bikes, our state advocacy organization, offers many resources for cycling. They even have a Bike Safety Tips for Commuters Quiz. You can take that quiz by clicking the link on their home page. You can skip the part where you give information about yourself if you like.

I bet you can score 100%!

Check out their website for this and other bicycling information. They are a great resource.