Cycle to the Decatur Arts Festival and Enjoy Free Bike Valet Parking

DSC09403The Decatur Arts Festival is this coming weekend and the festival has contracted with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to provide Bike Valet Parking again this year. The parking will be located at the top of N McDonough Street near the Bandstand. Cycle on over and don’t worry about parking your bike. This safe, free parking will let you enjoy yourself a bit more, plus no worry about finding a car parking space.

Valet Parking is available on Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. For more information on the the Decatur Arts Festival click here.

 

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Congratulations to Decatur High Soccer Teams for a Great Season

Michael Harbin writes in:

Sadly, both the girls and the boys Decatur High School Soccer Teams lost in their semi-final matches. The girls lost 6-1 to a strong Westminster team last Tuesday. The boys lost to Calhoun High School in a heartbreaking shootout last Thursday. Obviously, both teams had impressive seasons, each finishing as one of the top four teams in the state in their classification. Nice run, Bulldogs. Thank you for an exciting soccer season. We look forward to another one next year!

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2015 Girls Soccer Team

4th Annual “A Dancer’s Heart 5K” is June 13

A Dancers Heart 5K_2015Registration is open for A Dancer’s Heart 5k to be held on June 13. The race proceeds go to the Decatur Education Foundation, the Imani Thompson Twine Memorial Scholarship Fund and more. The race is a qualifying event for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

Active Living in Decatur

Decatur Active Living had an activity and fun filled weekend!

Friday morning started off with our annual Bike To Work Breakfast in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Lots of bike commuters stopped by for treats, information on cycling in Decatur and information from the Georgia Commute Options folks and the ladies from the East Decatur Greenway.

Bike Commuters enjoying some scones and coffee.

Bike Commuters enjoying some scones and coffee.

On Friday night, we held the Third Friday Fun Bike Ride and had a great time touring Decatur neighborhoods as well as making some new bike riding friends.

Third Friday Bike Riders at the Cemetery

Third Friday Bike Riders at the Cemetery

Saturday was filled with the Dedication of the Beacon Municipal Complex. We had visitors from all over the country as well as current Decaturites. There were even some of the past students from Herring Street School and Trinity High School. Visitors enjoyed “splits” as well as tours of the three buildings.

Elizabeth Wilson Welcomes Attendees at the Beacon Dedication

Elizabeth Wilson Welcomes Attendees at the Beacon Dedication

On the athletic front, we had Parent Baseball Meetings at Decatur Recreation. Decatur Active Living 2015 Spring Youth Soccer is coming to an end. DAL would like to thank all the coaches, parents and players for contributing to the success of the program.

Youth Soccer had a great season.

Youth Soccer had a great season.

Saturday was also National Kids to Park Day and DAL participated in the Garden Go Seek Your Park activity at both Scott Park and Glenlake Park. Visitors toured Scott Garden and had an opportunity to speak with gardeners and Master Gardeners about their garden plots.

Gardeners Greet Visitors at Scott Garden

Gardeners Greet Visitors at Scott Garden

Over at Glenlake Tennis Center, the annual Tennis Tournament was in its next to the last day. It got a little rained out Sunday afternoon so more play later this week. Winners of the Matches included Jonathan Aubrey and Joshua Weston/ Open Men Doubles; Adam Rosbury/A Men Singles; Blair John Lamey and Beaury Andrew Talley/A Men Doubles, Nia Willis/Sharon Burrow/ A Women Doubles; Jonathan Steinmetz and Sam Stewart/B Mens Doubles; Susan Morley/B Women Singles; Margie Crawfod and Jenny Wynne/B Women Doubles, Juan Manuel Delgado/C Men Singles; Lauren Hensler/C Women Singles, and Cameron Dicarlo and Pam Haggerty/C Women Doubles.

Healthy Monday Reset: Walk All Week

 

Walk All Week

 

If you need some help getting started, join our Walk With a Doc group every Wednesday at 10:30 am; in June it will begin at 10 am. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and have a fun walk with lots of nice folks. For more information contact tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com.

The Pedestrain Advisory Committee leads Walk There! Decatur the Second Sunday of the month at 2 pm and the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. For more information click here.

Biking in Decatur This Weekend

I-bike-decatur.webIt has been a great Bike to Work Week in Decatur. We started off our day with a Bike Commuter Breakfast outside the Decatur Recreation Center and tonight we will host the Third Friday Fun Ride! Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 pm. We will ride a leisurely 5-6 miles around scenic neighborhoods, then stop off for refreshments at one of Decatur’s watering holes. This is a fun group and all levels of riders are welcome. Please wear a helmet and have lights on your bike for your ride home.

Saturday morning at 8 am the folks at Decatur Bikes will be leading a ride to Stone Mountain. Meet in the CVS lot across the street. All levels are welcome and helmets are required.

Bike on over to the Dedication of the Beacon Municipal Center which takes place from Noon until 3 pm. Decatur Active Living and Decatur Police are hosting a Bike Registration from 1 – 3 pm in front of the Police Department on Trinity Place during the afternoon.  Parking is limited at the center, so please consider riding your bike and then have it registered.

On Sunday join Bicyle South for a ride to Stone Mountain. Be ready to depart from the store at 9 am. Refreshments after th ride. Helmets are required. No ride if raining.

“Rules of the Road” for Smart Cycling

Ashley_Poster-570Here are five Rules of the Road from the League of American Bicyclists to prepare you for a safe and fun bike commute no matter where you are riding. // // // //

Ride Your Bike to the Ebster Dedication and have it Registered

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New Four-Way Stop at Trinity and Electric Avenue

Felix Floyd reminds drivers that there is a new four-way stop ahead.

Felix Floyd reminds drivers that there is a new four-way stop ahead.

Just in time for the Dedication of the Beacon Municipal Complex, the City has installed a four-way stop at the intersection of Trinity and Electric Avenue. With the increased car traffic, number of walkers and bicyclists, it will be a much safer place with the addition of the stops.

Please be cautious in the area as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians adjust to the new traffic flow.

 

 

STOP! Plese don't roll through the stop sign. This intersection will be  busy over the summer months.

STOP! Plese don’t roll through the stop sign. This intersection will be busy over the summer months.

 

Bike To Work With Georgia Commute Options

Georgia Commute folks will be at the Decatur Active Living Bike To Work Day breakfast station on Friday, May 15 from 7 – 10 am. Join us and learn more about commuting via bicycle and getting rewarded for it!! Watch the video and submit one of your bike commute for a chance to win a prize.

 

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