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National Bike Month activities in Greensboro

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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.

2018 FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway are here! Get outside!

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2018 FREE Fitness Class Schedule on the Downtown Greenway Classes this year will begin in May and will be held every Tuesday from 6-7pm through October (except for July because it is SO hot!) on the Downtown Greenway located at 475 Spring Garden Street.  The Morehead Trail parking lot will be blocked off to cars during the class.  Parking is available on the street or at 408 Blandwood Street and 500 Spring Garden Street. We are excited to offer free classes for the 4th season in partnership with the Bryan YMCA. We have some regular instructors from past seasons and welcome our new instructors. Click here for the classes/instructors. Look out for some new features this year-- a frequent attendee punch card and we will be participating in the DGI Summer Passport program-- the more you come the more chances you have of getting free stuff!

Wheels on the Greenway CANCELED

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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.  

2018 Wheels on the Greenway

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10 REASONS TO JOIN US FOR THE WHEELS ON THE GREENWAY ON MAY 6! 1. Ride the Downtown Greenway: Bike, trike, skate or roll to the Gateway of the Open Book Cornerstone and Warnersville Recreation Center. Downtown Police Bike Patrol members will lead the bike ride on the Downtown Greenway. 2. Kids Zone Bike Rodeo: Crumley Roberts will provide free helmets to all children and helmet fittings, t-shirts and safety course 3. Bike Fix-It Station & Bike Demos: Several local bike shops including Cycles de Oro, Performance Bikes, Gallactic Bikes, Recycles, Bikesboro, & eBike Central will provide bike tune-ups and/or bike demos 4. LimeBike: adults can rent a LimeBike to ride the Greenway and demo their new ebikes and escooters. 5. Bling Your Bike: Decorate your wheels 6.Give Back: Bring your gently used bikes to the event to donate to kids at the Warnersville Recreation Center; haven’t outgrown your bike yet? Consider donating a bike lock. 7. Kids Treat: Morehead Foundry will provide a cookie decorating station for all kids. All restaurants & bakery will be open to stop in and get bite to eat. 8. Entertainment: Music provided by local DJ/K2 Productions 9. Other tents along Downtown Greenway: LimeBike, Bikesboro, eBike Central, Safe Guilford, Bike MS/Walk MS, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, and City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation Plan2Play & the Greensboro Public Library. 10. TO GET OUTDOORS AND HAVE FUN!! Interested in volunteering on the day of the event? Please contact Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or 336.387.8355 For more information about the event, go to: www.downtowngreenway.org.events

SPOTLIGHT on Volunteers: Dawn Chaney

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Dawn Chaney owns Chaney Properties in Downtown Greensboro and has been a long time Greensboro resident.  She is a dedicated volunteer and advocate for the Downtown Greenway, serving on the Downtown Greenway Technical Team.  She has also participated and walked in the Run 4 the Greenway every year since the run began in 2010. Dawn’s love for the Downtown Greenway is evident in her remarks below: When complete in 2019, the Downtown Greenway will allow everyone a pathway to Downtown Greensboro.  The Downtown Greenway is a scenic artery for runners, walkers and bikers of all ages and abilities to connect to each other at the City Center.  It is a unique fitness facility for everyone. The Downtown Greenway is adjacent to the Ole Asheboro, Warnersville, Fisher Park, Westerwood, College Hill, Dunleath and East Market Street neighborhoods with close connectivity to Glenwood and university campuses.  Even in its incomplete phase, more than 2,000 users are on it every month.  When complete, we anticipate usage at 10,000-15,000 pedestrians per month.  Greensboro will be recognized by other cities and towns for the connectivity and engagement provided by our Greenway.

SPOTLIGHT on Volunteers: Greensboro Permaculture Guild

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Special thanks to the Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their work on the Downtown Greenway on the section in front of Deep Roots Market on Eugene.  They have transferred fruit trees and perennials from the community garden at Holy Trinity to the area in front of Deep Roots to make way for new building construction at Holy Trinity. Thanks to Randall Hayes, Charlie Headington, Charlotte LeHecka, Alyssa McKim, David Mudd, Rob Pritchard, Elaine Shields, and Justin Vettel for coming out on a foggy morning to get their hands in the dirt! Stop by Deep Roots for lunch and enjoy the Permaculture Guild's hard work in beautifying the area and the Downtown Greenway. Deep Roots will be helping to maintain and water this section-- thank you!

SPOTLIGHT on Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT)

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The Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been the driving force in keeping the Downtown Greenway's public/private partnership moving forward in design and funding. The divisions within GDOT include Engineering, Planning, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Public Transportation-GTA/SCAT, and Business and Parking. Services provided to residents, businesses and visitors include traffic signals and signs, transportation planning, parking, street lighting, sidewalks and bikeways. In November 2017, a NCDOT Funding Resolution was adopted - accepting $3,331,815 in additional funding for the Phase 2 of the Downtown Greenway (Murrow Boulevard/Fisher Avenue) which will allow it to go under construction in 2018. This was accomplished through the dedicated efforts of City Council member Justin Outling, Assistant City Manager David Parrish, Greensboro Department of Transportation staff Adam Fischer and Tyler Meyer, and the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) led by Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter. This additional funding is certainly a reflection of the power of private funding that has leveraged local public funding as well as state and federal funds and the commitment of so many in the community, especially the work of GDOT. We are very grateful for the partnership with GDOT and the Downtown Greenway.  Adam Fischer serves on our Oversight Committee as well as our Finance Committee.  Chris Spencer leads our Technical Team.  Daniel Amstutz and Kym Smith serve on that team as well.  Tyler Meyer and Stephen Carter serve on our Finance Committee and there are many others within the department who are working hard behind the scenes to make this project a reality.  Thank you to all the GDOT staff for their dedication and service.  

Two Upcoming City Workshops: Summit Ave Streetscape & Plan2Play

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Do you use Parks & Recreation programs? How can they do things better? Come out and share you ideas at: Greensboro Parks & Recreation Play2Play Public Workshop Thursday, February 22, 2018 Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 North Davie Street Drop in from 5:00-8:00 pm; Short presentations at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, & 7:00 pm Click here for more information. The Summit Avenue Streetscape Project Final Design Public Meeting Thursday, February 22, 20018 Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Avenue 6:00-8:00 pm Open house format, drop in anytime. Click here for more information. Comments can be made before March 8th by going to the City's website. Questions? Contact Eric Tart at eric.tart@greensboro-nc.gov