Stay Active in Decatur This Weekend

Decatur_Skyline-7952-smThe weather should be nice this weekend so get outside and enjoy Decatur!

Stroll on over to the Decatur Visitor’s Center/Decatur Arts Alliance Friday night, March 20 for the art opening Sightings  6 until 8 pm. Sightings features mixed media works by artist Terry Drahos, who divides her time between rural Nova Scotia and Atlanta. The event is free to the community.

On Saturday, Decatur Healing Arts, located in East Decatur Station, is having an open house. Stroll or bike on over to sample classes, get information on ways to stay healthy, and more. Click here for the demo schedule. Be sure to stay for my “all-levels yoga class” demo at 3:30 pm!

It will be a great weekend to pump up the tires and dust off the bike for a ride around Decatur and Avondale. Check out the Southern Bicycle League Ride Calendar for some local rides to join.

Time to recycle! Decatur Public Works located at 2635 Talley Street is holding an Electronics Recycling, Syrofoam Recycling and Shred event on Saturday, from 9 am until 1 pm. Information is here.

Stop by the Decatur Farmers Market for some fresh fruit and veggies, freshly baked bread, jams and more. Held weekly at the corner of N. McDonough and Trinity Place from 10 am until 1 pm.

Pick up or download one of the the Decatur Walking Tour brochures and explore a new part of the city. Brochures are available at the Decatur Recreation Center and the Decatur Visitor’s Center, or download one here.

On Sunday morning, join the cheering section for the Georgia Marathon in front of the Old Courthouse on Ponce. Runners will hit our city limits aorund 8 am. Be there to cheer them on! More info here.

What other ideas do you have for getting outside this weekend?

 

 

Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride This Friday!

Join Decatur Active Living for our Third Friday Fun Bike Ride this Friday, October 17th at 6:30 pm. We will meet at the Church Street MARTA Station and are ready to ride at 6:30 pm. All levels of riders are welcome on this no-drop conversational pace ride. No one will be left behind!! This is a great ride for those who are tentative about riding in groups and/or on the street.

After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshments and a chance to make some new friends.

Helmets are required. Consider lighting up your bike with lots of lights for the ride. The days are getting shorter. I have a battery operated string of lights I am looking forward to wrapping around my bike!

Check out the Meet-up page, courtesy of the Southern Bicycle League. Walt and Joanne are going to join us this week!

Photo courtesy of midlifeblogspot.com.

Photo courtesy of midlifeblogspot.com.

Third Friday Fun Bike Ride This Friday at 6:30 PM

The weather is perfect for a fun five mile bike ride around the City of Decatur! Join us this Friday, September 19 at 6:30 pm for a social ride around the city followed by a stop at a local watering hole. We meet at the Church Street MARTA Station and are ready to go at 6:30; stop by a little earlier and get to know your fellow riders.

All levels of riders are welcome; this is a no-drop ride and we ride at a social pace. Please wear a helmet and you may want to check your lights for the ride home. Our days are getting shorter.

Questions? Contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com. Meet-up information is here.

Last Month's Group Enjoying Themselves After the Ride

Last Month’s Group Enjoying Themselves After the Ride

Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride, July 18

Join Decatur Active Living for our Third Friday Fun Bike Ride tomorrow night, July 18. Meet at the Church Street entrance to the MARTA station and be ready to roll at 6:30 pm. We will explore Oakhurst via Agnes Scott and a little known trail will take us to Oakview Road.

This is a no-drop ride and all levels are welcome. Helmets are required.

After the ride, we will visit a local wateringhole for social time.

No ride if raining. Questions? Contact Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

June Cyclists Stop for a Photo Op at the Decatur Cemetery

June Cyclists Stop for a Photo Op at the Decatur Cemetery

This Week’s Bike Month Activities

I-bike-decatur-fnl-for-printerBike to Work Energizer Station, Friday May 16, 7 – 10 am
Stop by the Decatur Recreation Center on your way to work for coffee, juice and pastries and get energized for your bike commute! We will have NEW I Bike Decatur shirts for sale for $20 (cash or check), visitors from the CleanAir Campaign, Bike Maps and pins, and more. Rain or shine! Decatur Recreation Center is located at 231 Sycamore Drive, just a block from the Decatur MARTA Station.  FREE shirt compliments of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and Fallen Arrows for first ten arrivals who have signed up for the National Bike Challenge. #BTWD2014

 

Children’s Bike Rodeo Saturday, May 17, 10 am – 1 pm
Decatur Active Living has joined forces with Mike Sheehan and Neil Walker to put on a Children’s Bike Rodeo in the Callaway Lot, located at the corner of Trinity Place and Commerce Drive, across from the DeKalb County Parking Deck in downtown Decatur. Children will learn the A-B-Cs of Bike Safety, traffic skills, fun games, and more. The event is FREE. Helmets are required. #ibikedecatur

Decatur Bikes Ride to Stone Mountain, May 17, 8 am
Join Decatur Bikes for a Saturday morning ride to Stone Mountain. Meet at the CVS lot across from the store at 7:45 am and be ready to ride at 8 am. This is a conversational pace, no drop ride. No ride if raining. Helmets are required. Decatur Bikes will be doing these rides  throughout the summer. #ibikedecatur

Bicycle South Ride to Stone Mountain, May 18, 9 am
Join Bicycle South for a ride to Stone Mountain. Meet in the Bicycle South parking lot and be ready to ride at 9 am. This is a fun, no-drop ride. Helmets are required. Snacks at the store after the ride. #ibikedecatur

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“I Bike Decatur” Ride Tonight

Join Bicycle South and the Southern Bicycle League as they team up to form the first ride of the “I BIKE Decatur” chapter/branch of the Southern Bicycle League. Designed with minimal hills and stops, this is really a great cruising kind of ride. Recover from your weekend as you cruise through sections of Decatur, Emory, Atlanta, Kirkwood, Oakhurst and Avondale Estates.

The first mile is the Paul Taylor remembrance section. This ride has tremendous character and rolls through the roundabout at Emory Village to Lullwater; To Oakdale, Cabbagetown and Flat Shoals; Onto Oakview thru Oakhurst to S Mc Donough; PATH to S Candler/Arcadia; Over to Avondale along Lakeshore; Clarendon to Larado to PATH back to Sams Crossing. Onto E Ponce for one block, then Sycamore Dr, Forkner and through the Medlock neighborhood. This ride is 20 miles and no drop. A shorter option is available of 15 miles depending on the number of participants that would like to ride this option.

Meet at Bicycle South, 2098 N. Decatur Rd. Decatur, GA which is at the intersection of Clairmont and N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA. Helmets required and you should have a light and blinkers and be able to ride 20 miles or more in a 2 hour period. We’ll meet afterwards for dinner at Athens Pizza on the patio.

This ride is a regular SBL ride every Monday Night come out and join us. No Ride if Raining.

For information and to RSVP click here.

Adult Intro Group Riding Skills Clinic This Saturday: Join us, It’s Free!

Riders from the July Group Clinic

Ride Leaders Mike Masters and Mike Sheehan will host an intro group riding skills clinic. Meet at Glennwood Academy, 440 East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur GA 30030, ready to ride at 1:30pm. The clinic starts with a group discussion covering the basics of bike safety, rules of the road, and group riding skills. There will be time for questions and answers on a variety of cycling topics before the ride begins. Following the group discussion, we will put theory into practice on a 5 mile group ride around Decatur.

Participants are encouraged to reconvene at Fellini’s Pizza after the ride for refreshments and socializing (333 Commerce Drive, Decatur).

This clinic is intended for beginner to intermediate cyclists who want to improve their group riding skills and get connected to the local cycling community. The clinic is appropriate for adult cyclists who have achieved at least a minimum level of cycling ability. For example, before attending this clinic you should: Know how to ride your bike, Know how to operate the brakes and stop your bike, Know how to change gears on your bike, Know how to inflate the tires on your bike, Be able to ride your bike in its current condition at least 10 miles, and Be ready to meet new people, learn new skills, and have some fun. No clinic if it is raining or below 40 degrees.

This is a lot of fun and great way to meet some fellow cyclists. Hope to see you there!

Southern Bicycle League Hosts Bicycle Clinic This Saturday in Decatur

The weather is perfect so dust off your bicycle and join Mike and Mike for a Group Riding Skills Clinic.

From the Southern Bicycle League:

RIDE LEADERS Mike Masters and Mike Sheehan will host an intro group riding skills clinic this Saturday, March 10th. Meet at Fellini’s Pizza, 333 Commerce Drive in Decatur, ready to ride at 1:30pm. The clinic starts with a group discussion covering the basics of bike safety, rules of the road, and group riding skills. There will be time for questions and answers on a variety of cycling topics before the ride begins. Following the group discussion, we will put theory into practice on a 5 mile group ride around Decatur. Participants are encouraged to reconvene at Fellini’s after the ride for refreshments and socializing. This clinic is intended for beginner to intermediate cyclists who want to improve their group riding skills and get connected to the local cycling community. The clinic is appropriate for adult cyclists who have achieved at least a minimum level of cycling ability. For example, before attending this clinic you should know how to ride your bike, know how to operate the brakes and stop your bike, know how to change gears on your bike, know how to inflate the tires on your bike, be able to ride your bike in its current condition at least 10 miles, and be ready to meet new people, learn new skills, and have some fun. No clinic if it is raining or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.