Earth Day in Decatur is Sunday, April 19th

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The 2015 Decatur Earth Day Festival is charging ahead!

Put on your boots and pointy gnome hat, and join us at the Oakhurst Community Garden this Sunday. The parade starts at 12:30 from Harmony Park in Oakhurst, and the event is from 1pm-4pm. See the website for more details including a bike ride and yoga in the garden: wyldecenter.org/decatur-earth-day-festival

This is a rain or shine event, but in the case of severe or unsafe weather, the cancellation notice will be posted here and on the City of Decatur’s blog, thedecaturminute.com.

 

 

 

Decatur Third Friday Fun Ride Cancelled for Tonight

cycling-in-the-rainDue to the inclement weather, we are cancelling this month’s Third Friday Fun Ride. Join us in May for a plethora of activities for National Bike Month!

Visit us at http://www.decaturga.com/biking for more information.

 

Thank you Lil’ Kickers!!

Thank you to all of our Lil’ Kickers participants, parents and coaches! 

Lil Kickers

Lil Kickers

Join us for the first Explore Decatur Walk This Sunday!

Tanyard-Community-Garden-PlansJoin us for our first Explore Decatur walk this Sunday, April 12th at 2:00pm.

As part of the new “Walk Decatur – Explore, Connect and Get Fit” campaign, the Active Living Board’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) has scheduled a series of walks around Decatur. On Sunday, April 12th, our walk will be led by Leonard Thibadeau.  Leonard is a resident gardener involved with the Tanyard Creek Community Garden, a hidden gem off of Ponce near Dancing Goats. He is an avid gardener and supporter of green spaces in Decatur. On this walk we will visit Tanyard Creek Community Garden and talk gardening along the way.  The walk starts at 2 pm in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and is suitable for all walking abilities.

For more information on this and other walks in the series visit decaturga.com/walking.  Visit facebook.com/decaturactiveliving for updates.

 

Suffragettes in Decatur

Docs of divinity, philosophy, medicine, and poetry were with us on our walk today with Friends of Decatur Cemetery docent Cathy V. Our favorites were a female Senator, an olde english scholar, and a suffragette! Join our free walk any Wed morning. We average 3 miles, 11 walkers, and 1 doc…a new one every week.

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Lil’ Sluggers- Register Now!

Lil Sluggers

Lil Sluggers

Get Your Bike Ready to Ride: Do the ABC Bike Check

chain crankAn easy way to make sure your bike is in good working order is to do an ABC Quick Check.

Air: Be sure you have enough air in your tires
Brakes: Look to see that your brake pads are not worn
Chain and Cranks: Pull on your cranks to see that they are not loose and look to see that the chain is not rusted and it is free of gunk
Quick Release: Make sure all quick releases are closed
Check: Take a slow brief ride to check that your bike is working properly

 

 

Video from the League of American Bicyclists. Stay safe!!

 

Beat the Street For Little Feet 5k is May 2

Pete2015Get ready for the 8th annual Beat the Street for Little Feet 5k, 1 mile run, and Tot Trot on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015!

Here are all the race details:

Location: Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, 830 West College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030, between Feld Avenue and Mead Road and behind Thankful Baptist Church.

Times:

7:00 am: Packet pickup and race day registration opens

8:00 am: 5k race

9:00 am: 1 mile race

9:15 am: Tot Trot

9:30 am: Awards

For more information and to register, click here.

The race is participating race in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

 

Decatur Third Friday Bike Ride Returns in April!

Join Decatur Active Living for the return of the Third Friday Fun Bike Ride on April 17th. We will meet at the Decatur Recreation Center, just a short hop from the Decatur MARTA station, 231 Sycamore Street. The ride will go through scenic Decatur neighborhoods at a slow pace and is family friendly. We leave the Recreation Center at 6:30 pm.  After we ride, we will visit a local watering hole for refreshment. Helmets are required and lights are strongly suggested for your ride home. This is an all-levels ride and  no one will be left behind! There is parking available in the shared lot behind the Library.

The ride is free! You can find more information at http://www.decaturga.com/biking and you can join the Meet-up Group here.

Riders From a 2014 Ride! Join Us.

Riders From a 2014 Ride…Join Us!

Healthy Monday: Mix It Up

MIx it up Monday

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