National School Bus Safety Week

Join Georgia Commute Schools as we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, October 17 – 21, 2022. This year’s theme is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education,” reminding parents, students, teachers, and motorists that we all play an essential role in ensuring the school buses make it to their destinations safely each day. To celebrate, the GCS team plans to offer a week of activities to get students involved:

  • Monday: Read books about school buses, then brainstorm bus safety rules. 
  • Tuesday: Create posters illustrating the theme: 1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education.
  • Wednesday: Write a story, song, or poem about bus safety. 
  • Thursday: Create an educational 1–2-minute video about bus safety.
  • Friday: Write thank-you notes to the bus drivers for keeping you safe

Please sign up, if your school is planning on participating in NSBSW!

(National School Bus Safety Week – Google Forms)

Halloween Dance Party for Upper Elementary

Our Halloween Dance Party is back after two long years. Upper Elementary School students, come get your groove on and dance the evening away. The Halloween Dance Party is on Friday, October 28 at Decatur Recreation Center from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Parents – registration is required, registration is limited, no walk-ins. Register here!

Art Walk on Sunday, October 23!

The Pedestrian Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Decatur Arts Alliance is hosting an Art Walk on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm. Meet at the Gazebo on the Square to take a walk around Decatur and learn about the city’s artwalk. No registration needed.

Join the fun during Biketober!

Be sure to join the fun this month for Biketober. We encourage costumes, but breathable, of course. Let’s get pedaling!

October is Biketober!

October is Biketober!
Biketober is a fun and free competition to encourage metro Atlantans to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Decatur Active Living has 3 events to get you pedaling this October. 

Boo & Brews – October 21 at 6:30 p.m. 

Join us for a 6 mile, Halloween themed ride around Decatur! After the ride we will visit a neighborhood brewery for refreshments and camaraderie. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. 

Monster Bike Bash – October 27 at 7 p.m. 

Dress up and/or decorate your bike and ride 6 miles around Decatur neighborhoods and check out Halloween decorations. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center.

Spooks & Spokes (Family Ride) – October 30 at 2 p.m. 
The ride will start at Harmony Park and go approximately 2 miles at a slow, child-friendly pace. Bring your water bottle and join the fun! Helmets are required.

Win a $1,000 REI gift card with Georgia Commute Options
Register for Biketober before October 1 to be eligible to win a $1,000 for REI! Click here to register! 

Trails & Ales this Thursday at 6:30pm!

Let’s discover Decatur’s urban trails and check out some of our local breweries! Meet us at Sceptre Brewing Arts at 6:30pm, we’ll trek around Decatur and then head back for a round! Join us this Thursday for September’s Trails & Ales! Questions? Email

Join us for Bikes & Brews Tomorrow!

Memorial Walk honoring Dave Schneberger this Saturday!

Memorial Walk honoring Dave Schneberger

Join us this Saturday, September 17, to honor the life of our dear friend and Pedestrian Advisory Committee member, Dave Schneberger. We will meet at Decatur Recreation Center at 9:00am for a short walk to Sycamore Park where stories and Dave’s poetry will be shared. Dave loved gelato so be sure to have a cup from Cremalosa at the park. See you all there as we celebrate Dave’s remarkable life.

Labor Day

Decatur Active Living will be closed on Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Have a good holiday weekend and be sure to check out the Labor Day celebration on the Square. Join us Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.! The event will feature a DJ, fun family activities, and a firework show. See you there!

Oakhurst Recreation Center

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out on Saturday for our Grand Opening! The Oakhurst Recreation Center is now officially open! Our current hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-6pm.

Our hours will expand as we begin to get more programs and activities in the building.

Check out pictures from Saturday on Decaturish