Since we could not celebrate on June 6th, we're celebrating National Trails Day with the City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department the entire month of June!
Each Monday, we will share videos and pics in an eblast of residents enjoying the Downtown Greenway and other trails in the area and on social media every day. Not receiving our eblasts? Email Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Click here to go to our Facebook page. You can also see all pics here and videos here. We hope you will get out and find some new trails that you have not experienced before. You can search hundreds of local parks, trails and recreation opportunities in the Piedmont Discovery App. Click here for more info.
We hope you will get out in the month of May to ride your bike on all the trails and greenways in Greenboro while keeping a safe social distance. The City of Greensboro and BIG are offering several events during bike month; see below. Cory Phillips, Executive Director of the Roberts Center at Crumley Roberts shared a short video with us on how to stay safe on the roads and properly fit your bike helmet. Click here to view.
Mark your calendar for this years event-it is something to BRAGG about! New location at 100 East Bragg Street on the Downtown Greenway at the corner of South Elm and Bragg Streets. We are collecting gently used kid and adult bikes for kids at Peck Elementary School. If you would like to donate a bike, please drop it off at REI -Friendly Center during business hours or contact Laura Lorenz at email@example.com.
Corey Hillman shares ideas for making Greensboro a walkable city. What can you do to help make this dream into a reality? Click here to his read article.
Corey Hillman is a graduate of Baylor University holding a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a Greensboro native and a member of the Communications Committee for the Downtown Greenway. You can follow him at @GboroPhysio.
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.
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.