Winter 2018: Design complete for Phase 1c from Bragg Street/MLK Jr Drive to Gate City Blvd. with construction taking place July-December 2018. Design completed for western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street and a portion of the continued Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway from Smith Street to the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant just north of Benjamin Parkway. Construction likely to take place in 2019. Spring/Summer 2018: The eastern section along Murrow Boulevard from Gate City Boulevard heading north, underneath Summit Avenue, and continuing on to the intersection of Fisher and Greene– project will be advertised for bid in June 2018 and construction anticipated to start in August 2018. Project construction estimated to take about 18 months. Also – construction on Smith Street between Spring and Prescott will begin in August 2018.
The 9th Annual Run 4 the Greenway will be on Saturday, October 27 from 4-8pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway–watch out for more details to come! Registration is OPEN! To register, go to the Jones Racing Company website. Questions? Contact Race Director, Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.387.8355.
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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 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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.387.8355 For more information about the event, go to: www.downtowngreenway.org.events
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.