May is National Bike Month and the City of Greensboro and other organizations have planned events around bicycling awareness and safety. Click here to checkout the events on the city's website.
Mark your calendar for the 13th annual Ride of Silence on Downtown Greenway on Wednesday, May 16th sponsored by Bicycling in Greensboro.
Unfortunately due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms, the Wheels on the Greenway for May 6th has been canceled. Safety is top priority and we do not want anyone to be on bikes if thunderstorms should pop up. We will not be rescheduling the event, but hope to plan a small gathering at Warnersville Rec Center this summer. Stay tuned for more info.
The Downtown Greenway has been invited to participate in this year’s Well Spring Tree Decorating Contest. The decorated trees from 12 local non-profits will be displayed in Well Spring’s lobby beginning at their Opening Reception on November 30th through December 13th. The public is invited to stop by Well Spring from November 30-December 13 between 8:00 am-8:00 pm to view all the trees and vote for the tree that they like the best (and of course we hope that you vote for the Downtown Greenway tree!). Well Spring Retirement Community is located at 4100 Well Spring Drive off of Battleground Avenue on the north side of Greensboro.
The voting is open to the general public. People may come out to vote daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through December 13
People may visit as many times as they want to vote – but NO MORE THAN ONE VISIT PER DAY. Each visit, they get up to 3 votes – and they can use their votes however they wish. For example, on a visit they might want to use all 3 votes for the same tree, or they may divide their votes between 2 or 3 trees
Each participating organization automatically receives $500. The organization’s tree that receives the most votes will win an additional $2,000 from Well-Spring.
A sneak peek of the Downtown Greenway tree…..
LimeBike will kick-off the city-wide expansion of the bike share program at First Friday on Friday, August 4th at 5:30 pm. Come out on Friday to the block of 513 South Elm Street to take a test drive and find out more about the program.
Earlier this month, City Council approved a two-year agreement that allows LimeBike to offer bicycles for a fee anywhere in the city limits. People can use the LimeBike app to locate and rent a bicycle for $1 per half hour. LimeBike is already offered on the UNCG campus for $0.50 per half hour for students, faculty and staff. LimeBike plans to deliver 800 more three-speed bikes to Greensboro to be used at UNCG, NC A&T and in downtown Greensboro in early August. Downtown Greensboro Inc. and Action Greensboro officials are working with center city merchants to identify locations where the bikes can be parked.
After the official bike share celebration stay for First Friday on the Block from 6-9pm on S. Elm St between MLK Jr. Drive & Lewis Street. Talk to representatives from LimeBike, listen to great music, participate in trivia, and grab some food. Click here for the event flyer.
For more information about LimeBike, visit the company's website.
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10 reasons you should bring the family to the Wheels on the Greenway on May 7 from 2-4 pm:
-Bike Rodeo for kids- free bike helmet and t-shirt to all kids who attend sponsored by Crumley Roberts
-You can BLING your bike with cool decorations
-Morehead Foundry will have hotdogs, hamburgers, and items from the Baker and the Bean for sale & a special cookie decorating activity for kids
-Bikesboro and cycles de ORO will be doing bike tune-ups
-ToadFrogs- local band from Westerwood Neighborhood will rock us with their great music
-Fire Department and Police Department Bike Teams will be on hand to show their equipment and escort our bikers along the 1 mile route from Morehead Park at Spring Garden Street to Warnersville Recreation Center and back.
-Pop-up Skatepark sponsored by Camara Studios, Above Board, & Board Paradise
-Other groups who will be set-up and giving out information on getting active and bike safety:
-Safe Guilford/Cone Health
-American Heart Association/Heart Walk
-City of Greensboro
-MS Walk & Run
-You can DONATE a gently used bike that your family has outgrown to the Warnersville Recreation Center! Don't have a bike to donate-you can donate a used or new bike lock.
-And FINALLY-- it's a FREE family fun-filled afternoon on the Downtown Greenway!
Mark your calendar for the Wheels on the Greenway:
An event for all ages and all types of wheels*
Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm
at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway
*Use you imagination! Bikes, trikes, skateboards, wheelchairs, wagons, roller blades....
.....Whatever wheels you use, don't miss this afternoon of fun and entertainment for the whole family with music, food, bicycle safety programs, 'bling your bike' stations and other 'wheel' related activities for all ages. Bring your 'wheels' out of storage from the winter months and get ready to put your Wheels on the Greenway!
Look for more information in the coming months!
The City of Greensboro is having an informational workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 2210 North Elm Street. The City will provide information and seek community input on the proposed bike lanes and road layout on North Elm Street from Bellemeade Street to Cone Blvd. GDOT is proposing adding bike lanes along this section of North Elm Street. For more information contact Daniel Amstutz at 336.373.2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/gdot for the on-line survey. Deadline for comments is Friday, January 13, 2017.
The first BIKE FIX-IT STATION has been installed at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway at Spring Garden and South Edgeworth Streets.
It was given to Greensboro by BikeWalkNC as a thank you for Greensboro hosting the NC Bike Summit in 2015. Recycles Bike Shop located at 908A Spring Garden Street has volunteered to maintain the fix-it station and make sure it is in top working condition for when you need to stop by and make a repair to your ride.
Stop by and check it out!
The City of Greensboro, Downtown Greenway, Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) and other local organizations have teamed up to offer a month of events in Greensboro to promote biking and bike safety. The first event to kick-off the month is Bike Downtown for First Friday on Friday, May 2, 2014 in downtown Greensboro from 6-9 pm. The Downtown Greenway and BIG will have a table in front of the Green Bean on Elm Street. Ride your bike downtown and stop by and see us! For more information go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/bikemonth or click here to view the calendar of events for May.
The winner of the TREK Bike Raffle was announced at the Action Greensboro Groundbreakers Event on March 17 at the Empire Room in Downtown Greensboro. More than 50 people entered to win the TREK bike, donated by Greensboro's local TREK bike shop, but only one could win! Congrats to Beth Boulton! We can't wait to see you enjoying your bike on the Downtown Greenway!