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Two upcoming Pop-Up Classes on the Downtown Greenway

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Join us in July for two pop-up classes on the Downtown Greenway: Thursday, July 18 -Pop-Up Picnic & Brewing Class at Woven Works Park Wednesday, July 24-Pop-Up Elderberry Class at Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone There is no charge for this event-- just let us know you plan to join us by emailing Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org There is no charge for this event-- just let us know you plan to join us by emailing Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org

10th Annual Block Party & Run 4 the Greenway

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Mark your calendar for a new date and location and BIG block party to celebrate the 10th Annual Block Party & Run 4 the Greenway on Saturday, September 14th from 4-8pm in LoFi (lower Fisher) Park on the Downtown Greenway. The event consists of a 4 mile run, 1 mile walk/run, and a big party in LoFi Park, 500 North Eugene Street. The 10th Annual Block Party & Run 4 the Greenway is in a new location this year with a new race route on the northern section of the Downtown Greenway & in the Westerwood neighborhood.  The block party will expand from LoFi Park, along Eugene into Deep Roots Parking lot with good food by Crafted Art of Street Food & Kono Pizza truck with kids’ activities and lots of new vendors/organizations participating in the block party.  Local band Gipsy Danger will provide live music. Click here for the schedule and more details. Click here to register for the 1 mile or 4 mile run. Race-Details-2019-1Download Questions? Contact Laura Lorenz, Race Director, at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org 336.387.8355. Special thanks to our title sponsor First Bank and to all our sponsors!

The VF Foundation announces legacy gift to the Downtown Greenway

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Steve Rendle, Chairman, President, CEO of VF; David Parrish, City Manager; Mayor Nancy Vaughan; Dabney Sanders, Downtown Greenway Project Manager; Trip Brown, Brown Investment Properties; Susan Schwartz, Executive Director, The Cemala Foundation; & Cecelia Thompson, Executive Director, Action Greensboro. VF Foundation and VF Leaders were joined by local community leaders to announce the gift of $1.5M to Action Greensboro to support the continued development of the Downtown Greenway. VF has been a long-time supporter of the Downtown Greenway through their donation of $250,000 to help launch the first round of fundraising and has provided t-shirts for the annual Run 4 the Greenway for 8 years. Thank you VF for your continued support of the Downtown Greenway! Read more about the donation in News & Record here.

FREE Fitness Classes start on May 7 on the Downtown Greenway!

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Get your exercise gear ready for the 2019 season of FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway! This is the 6th year that we have partnered with the Bryan YMCA to provide free fitness on the Downtown Greenway with great YMCA fitness instructors. Classes start on May 7 and run every Tuesday through September 24 from 6-7 pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Classes vary each week from Boot Camp, Tabata, Turbo Kick, and more. See below for the complete schedule. No experience necessary; go at your own pace & bring a water bottle! Summer 2019 PosterDownload New the Year: the last class of every month will feature a special group and include extra instruction and programs plus giveaways from lululemon, Athleta, The Shoe Bus, and other local businesses. All classes are open to anyone. May 28- Guilford County Schools Night June 25- Cone Health Night July 30- Downtown Residents' Association August 27-City of Greensboro Night September 24- College Night Text greenwayclasses to 40691 to receive class updates and weather cancellations.

Wear your best Star Wars costume to Wheels on the Greenway!

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Ride the Downtown Greenway:  bike, trike, skate or roll to the Gateway of the Open Book Cornerstone and the Warnersville Rec Center. Downtown Police Bike Patrol members will lead the bike ride on the Downtown Greenway. Kids Zone Bike Rodeo:  Crumley Roberts will provide a bike safety course, helmet fittings, free helmet & Kid Zone t-shirt to each child. Bling your Bike Station— get your wheels ready to ride with the help of the Girl Scouts Costume Contest-  wear your favorite Star Wars or galactic costume. Prizes from Children’s Museum, REI, Parks & Rec, Crumley Roberts, Cycles de Oro, & Revolution Cycles Kids Art Activity— paint your own canvas with spare bike parts! Greensboro Public Library– Story time at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and giveaways. Bikesboro & Local Bike Shops will provide bike tune-ups & demos including Galactic Bikes, Trek, REI, and Downtown Bicycle Works Kona Ice will be selling yummy ice treats! Other groups joining us: Bicycling in Greensboro, SafeGuilford, GDOT, Greensboro Public Library, & Guilford Basics

We’ve Moved!

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Action Greensboro & The Downtown Greenway offices have moved! Our new offices are located at 122 North Elm Street, Suite 110 on the bottom floor of the Self Help Building. Entrance to our office is located on Friendly Avenue. Phone numbers and other contact information remains the same. Come visit us!

Mark your calendar for the Wheels on the Greenway-May 4, 2019

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We are also collecting bikes for kids at Jones Elementary School, Hope Academy and Warnersville Re Center who do not have a bike of their own.  If you would like to donate a bike, please email Laura Lorenz llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or call 336.379.0821.  The last bike collection day will be on Thursday, April 4 from 4:30-6pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Special thanks to Bikesboro and volunteers for repairing all the bikes that have been donated. Click here to view segment on Spectrum News about the Bike Donation effort.

Duke University student cites Downtown Greenway as similar to the Durham Belt Line Trail in thesis

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Duke University student Jo (Joungwon) Kwon graduated in December 2018 with a degree in MA Computational Media and did her thesis on the Durham Belt Line Trail.  The Downtown Greenway was a great inspiration for her project. Her thesis was about "The Use of Geographic Information System for the Adaptive Reuse of Historical Sites: A Study of the Durham Belt Line Trail." In this thesis, she analyzed how the Durham Belt Line will benefit from adaptive reuse, explore future options for Durham to maintain its history and community with the Durham Belt Line Trail, and discover how best to maximize the impact of curated cultural content through the use of digital tools such as GIS.  Read her thesis and about her findings regarding the Downtown Greenway on pages 43-46. ColorHaus at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway

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