Bike Month in Decatur

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May 13: Bike Fest at the Decatur Farmers Market, 9 am  – 1 pm. Decatur Police will be doing bike registration and Decatur Active Living will be giving out bike information and bike pins!

May 15 – 19: Bike to Work Week. Try biking to work this week, or part of the way. Get some exercise and arrive refreshed!

May 19:  Bike to Work Day, 7 am – 10 am. Stop by the Energizer station in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  and have some coffee, juice, and/or a pastry. GA Commute Options will also be on hand with clean commute information. Get a bike pin and pick up some bike safety information and a map.

May 19: Third Friday FUN Bike Ride, 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for this 5-6 mile ride around the city. Helmets and lights are required. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshment.

May 21: Bicycle South Ride to Stone Mountain, 9 am. Easy no-drop ride to Stone Mountain Park, beginning at the store, 2098 N Decatur Road. Helmets required.

May 27 – 28: Bike Valet at the Decatur Arts Festival.

May 27: Bike Registration at the Decatur Arts Festival, 10 am – 2 pm. Bring your bike and get it registered by the Decatur Police. Pick up some bike safety information.

 

 

 

 

 

May is National Bike Month

There are lots of opportunities to ride your bike in May to celebrate National Bike Month. From shop rides, to a  bike rodeo and the Third Friday Ride, there is something for almost everyone. More information on biking in Decatur is at http://www.decaturga.com/biking. decatur-bike-month-poster-2017-rev-web

Saturday is World Tai Chi – Qigong Day! FREE Session to Celebrate

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Beat the Street for Little Feet is April 29

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Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the most family-friendly 5K in all of Decatur! On April 29, Beat the Street for Little Feet, hosted by the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool and proudly presented by Stivers Subaru, will celebrate 10 years of family fun, running and original art by New York Times bestselling author James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat.

Beat the Street 5K is a participating race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix series. More information at decaturga.com/teamdecatur.

Event highlights:

  • 5K run/walk course with a popular stroller division
  • One-mile fun run
  • Tot trot (so even the littlest runners can participate)
  • Family-friendly activities (games, music, dancing)
  • Arts and crafts sponsored by Treehouse Kid + Craft
  • Delicious treats from local favorites (including Revolution Doughnuts and the new Banjo Coffee).
  • Custom Pete the Cat T-shirt drawn by James Dean to celebrate the 10th anniversary
  • One of seven local races in the City of Decatur’s Grand Prix Series. Participants who complete four of the races will receive a special T-shirt and medal at a Team Decatur event in January 2018.

Register at www.ocprace.com (discounted early bird registration is on now until April 21)

AND keep an eye out for the life-size Pete the Cat who will be visiting Decatur landmarks in the coming weeks, offering you many opportunities to sign up and run!

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool is located at 830 West College Avenue behind Thankful Baptist Church. Race events will take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Church and bordering Mead Road.

 

It’s Time to Get Your Team Together for the Annual Neighborhood Softball Tournament!

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The annual Neighborhood Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 13 at McKoy Park. Games will begin at 11 am.

Come play with your neighbors and meet other community members.

This is a single elimination tournament.
Teams must have four females on the field at all times. Only one male player will be permitted in the pitcher-catcher combination.
Teams must arrange their batting order with at least one female batting between two males.
If a male player is walked, the next female batter will automatically have the option to walk or hit away.

For more information contact Stacy.Green@Decaturga.com, Carlos.Jordan@Decaturga.com or Jarrod.Lindsey@Decaturga.com.

Move It Monday! Get Moving for a Cause

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Signing up for a walk, run or ride with a charity that you support is a fun way to commit to moving more. You’ll be able to offer your help to others and you may feel motivated to stick to your exercise regimen to meet your new challenge!

Find out which non-profits  are part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix series at http://www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur. Participate in four of the races in 2017 and receive a tech shirt and a medal at the end of the year. You will be supporting non-profits that support efforts right here in our City!

National Walking Day in Decatur- Friday April 7 at Noon

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Come walk with us! Decatur Active Living will celebrate National Walking Day on Friday, April 7th at noon. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to walk at 12 pm. We will walk 30 minutes around the City.

All walkers will receive a special prize. Hint: You can wear it, but it’s not a shirt! And no, it is not the red sneakers shown above!

Move It Monday: Stay Hydrated

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It’s a no-brainer that we all need plenty of water to live. But Americans on average drink less than 4 cups a day—hardly enough, according to experts. The ante is upped if you’re doing any kind of exercise. But exactly what does staying hydrated mean? And exactly how much water do you really need for your workouts? Find out on the Move It Monday blog!

Move It Monday: Play Some Tunes

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Working out with music has been shown to help one to keep pace, elevate one’s mood, and make one want to move! Find and play those tunes that put you ‘in the zone’. (Source: Huffington Post)

For more information on living healthy, visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

 

Come Walk With Us!

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Decatur Active Living and the Pedestrian Committee of the Active Living Board invite you to walk with us this month!

Third Sunday Stroll
Sunday, February 19, 2 PM
Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center
Join us as we tour some of the artwork of the Decatur Box Project. We will walk approximately two miles around downtown Decatur and learn about the artwork on the electrical boxes that was commissioned by the Decatur Arts Alliance. Everyone is invited and there is no cost to join us for this event.

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm
New Start this month! Meet in front of Winnona Park School
The February 23 Bright at Night Walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of Winnona Park School and will take walkers through the Winnona Park neighborhood, past the Children’s Home property and onto the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary. Walkers will receive a free light to wear and keep so they will “Be Safe and Be Seen!”

Decatur Active Living also has the weekly 50+ Walk every Wednesday at 10 am that starts in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and the monthly Walk With a Doc that meets the second Saturday of each month.

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