Move It Monday: Biking!

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Whether indoors or outdoors, biking is a great exercise for beginners! Click here to learn about the top health benefits of biking, plus tips on getting started.

For information on cycling in Decatur, visit decaturga.com/biking.

 

Third Friday Bike Ride is This Friday!

BFC sign.jpgJoin Decatur Active Living for the Third Friday FUN Bike Ride this Friday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. We explore the city at a slow pace suitable for most riders and ride approximately 6 miles. This is a  no-drop ride: no one will be left behind. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshments.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, and  be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m. If you need air in your tires, come early and use our Bike Repair Station located in front of the building.

Helmets and lights are required- we want to be safe and seen!

For more information on biking in Decatur, visit www.decaturga.com/biking.

Construction at McKoy and Oakhurst Parks

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New Pavilions and Concession Buildings Coming to McKoy and Oakhurst Parks

Construction will  begin this week on new picnic pavilions and concession buildings at both McKoy and Oakhurst Parks.

The pavilions and concession buildings at McKoy and Oakhurst Parks were built almost 40 years ago.  The picnic pavilion in McKoy Park and the concession building in Oakhurst Park were renovated in the mid-1990s.  Except for miscellaneous repairs, none of these buildings have been improved since.

In addition to the general objective of providing modern pavilions and concession buildings, restrooms will be provided that can be used during the winter months. Presently, existing restrooms in both parks are not winterized and are not available during cold weather.  Site improvements will improve accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as providing storm drainage facilities to meet City code requirements.

An accelerated construction schedule provides for completion of the work in February, 2017. Both parks will remain open during construction but parking will be limited and residents and visitors should avoid construction areas.

Consider walking or biking to the parks!

 

Learn about Pedestrian Safety at the Concerts on the Square!

bright-at-night-artThe Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Active Living Board will be at the Saturday Concerts on the Square all month to provide tips on being “safe at night”. Visit the orange Active Living tent for ideas, information and more!

We encourage you to walk or bike to the Concerts and be sure to wear something bright and/or reflective.

For more information on pedestrians visit decaturga.com/walking.

 

 

Row. Tone. Om. On the Decatur Square October 1

Work out on the Decatur Square at “Row. Tone. Om”
Saturday, October 1, 9 – 11 a.m.

Join OrangeTheory Fitness, Pure Barre Decatur and Decatur Healing Arts Yoga on the Decatur Square for Row. Tone. Om!  You’ll get your seat kicked during our 90 minute circuit class. Experience 30 minutes of rowing, 30 minutes of Pure Barre, and 30 minutes of yoga.

Make plans to stay after the event and enjoy samples from our friends at Kale Me Crazy and Big Peach Running Co. Three great workouts, one incredible morning of wellness! Space is limited and advanced registration is required!

Reserve your space at purebarre.com/ga-Decatur.

For more information click here.

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Join us for a great workout on October 1!

 

 

Register Your Bike Saturday at the Book Festival

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Meet New Friends and Be Happy!

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Fourth Thursday Walk is August 25

bright-at-night-artNight time is a great time to walk!

Join members of the Active Living Pedestrian Committee for this monthly “Bright at Night” walk. Walkers are encouraged to wear bright colors or reflective clothing so you can “Be safe and Be seen!” Participants will also receive a small light to wear and keep.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to walk at 7:30 p.m. Walks are around 3 miles and wind through Decatur neighborhoods.

More information on walking can be found at decaturga.com/walking or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

 

 

 

Third Friday Bike Ride is August 19

ibikeJoin Decatur Active Living for the Third Friday FUN Bike Ride! We will ride 5-6 miles around Decatur; this month we will be viewing public art as we ride! This is a no-drop ride –  no one will be left behind! After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshments.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to roll at 6:30 p.m. Helmets are required and lights are strongly suggested.

Let’s all hope that the weather holds and it doesn’t get rained out! In the event of bad weather, check back here on Friday afternoon for updates.

More information is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1056716074406019/.

 

 

Move It Monday: Get Out and Walk

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Walking is the most underrated exercise, when it can actually be as good for you as running! Learn more about the benefits here.

Learn more about walking in Decatur at decaturga.com/walking.