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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.

Update on design and construction

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Construction is complete in southeast corner between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Construction began on Smith Street between Spring and Prescott in January, and will be completed the first of June. The contract to construct the Murrow Boulevard section was approved in fall 2018 and construction began in April 2019. Design essentially 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 2019/2020.      Greenway trail along Smith Street between Spring and Prescott Streets Start of construction on the eastern section from Gate City Blvd to Fisher to Greene Street.

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.

Construction has started on Smith Street to complete northern section

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Construction started last week on the two remaining blocks on Smith Street from Prescott to Spring which will complete the northern section. Anticipated completion of construction will be in April. Then construction will begin on the largest section of the Downtown Greenway-- the eastern section along Murrow Blvd from Gate City Blvd to Fisher and Greene. Click here to watch the segment on Spectrum News about the current construction. Beth Boulton, owner of Boulton Creative, talks about how construction on Smith Street and the Downtown Greenway are affecting her business-- in a good way!