Come out every Tuesday beginning May 3rd through September 27th from 6-7 pm for FREE Fitness at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway. We have all types of classes for every interest — from Zumba to PiYo! No prior experience is needed– just bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. Click here to see the list of classes and instructors. Weather cancellations will be called by 4pm on the day of the class; go to www.greensborodowntownparks.org for class status. Morehead Park is located at Spring Garden and South Edgeworth Streets. Parking is available in the adjacent lot. Special thanks for the Bryan YMCA for partnering with us this year and providing our awesome instructors! Watch the segment on WFMY News 2 Good Morning Show to get some exercise tips and details for Tuesdays at the Trailhead.
Click here for all summer programming on the Downtown Greenway, Center City Park and LeBauer Park.
The City of Greensboro, Downtown Greenway, Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) and other local organizations have teamed up to offer a month of events in Greensboro to promote biking and bike safety. The first event to kick-off the month is Bike Downtown for First Friday on Friday, May 2, 2014 in downtown Greensboro from 6-9 pm. The Downtown Greenway and BIG will have a table in front of the Green Bean on Elm Street. Ride your bike downtown and stop by and see us! For more information go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/bikemonth or click here to view the calendar of events for May.
Looking for race photos? We took more than 1,000 photos of the 2013 Run 4 the Downtown Greenway 8k, 1 mile walk/run, and the Party in Center City Park! All photos have been uploaded to the website.
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Cardio, Zumba, African Dance, and other FREE fitness classes will be offered every Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Spring Garden Street trailhead parking area (500 Spring Garden Street) on the Downtown Greenway. Classes will begin on May 7 and run through September 24.
To see the complete schedule of classes at the Spring Garden Trailhead and also the Monday and Wednesday fitness classes at Center City Park, click here.
Parking during the classes will be located across the street from the Greenway in the parking lots between Edgeworth Street and Blandwood Avenue on the north side of Spring Garden (436 Spring Garden Street). Look for parking signs.
Bring yourself, comfortable attire, and a water bottle. No prior experience is needed for any free fitness class! See you there!
Sandra Boren: The Downtown Greenway provides some great opportunities for folks to get out in a safe environment for physical activity, whether that is running, walking or cycling. We are delighted to be investing in that, and it is an opportunity for our entire community to get out and experience the great outdoors without having to go very far from home.
John McLendon: The Downtown Greenway, as a loop around downtown, will be a hub of the entire trails, greenways, and system of bike lanes and bike routes going out into Greensboro and to Guilford County. Eventually, there will be connections planned with the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway to the Bicentennial Greenway, which will run all the way over to High Point and the Piedmont Greenway, which is planned to connect to Winston-Salem. So this Greenway is the hub, and it will be the hub of a network that will allow people to walk and ride their bikes all over the region safely. We do have some places where there are good sidewalks and people can walk. And there are bike lanes where we can ride on streets, but there are a lot of gaps where you just cannot safely connect to by riding your bicycle or walking without using the Greenway that is planned around downtown and the connectors reaching into the larger part of Greensboro.
Connie McLendon: We love to go on long rides on the weekends, but like John said, there are some areas that we go in that really are not very safe.
To one day be able to ride on a trail from here to Winston-Salem and back in a relatively safe spectrum is very exciting to me because it is a little bit scary to be out there some days. To be on the trail and interacting with other people and the whole safety factor is just very exciting to me.
T. Dianne Bellamy-Small: Since this Greenway is connected to neighborhoods, it makes it a lot easier. I do not have to go somewhere else to be involved with physical activity. For some of these folks, they can just come out their back doors and walk over to the Greenway, then walk a half mile or a mile and then come back home.
Natalie Abbassi: Well, a healthy lifestyle and going green is very important to me. So when I think of the Greenway, I think of this as a means to be more healthy, a means to exercise, and a means to get my body moving. We could be less dependent on our cars. We could be more social. We could walk our dogs and get on our bikes. It is just going to be better for the environment and better for our bodies and health.
Susan Schwartz: You will be able to live downtown if you want to, and walk or ride to your place of work, to all entertainment—and get exercise. I think this is a very high quality of life for people, and as the world grows and we face different issues, we all know that you want to be in your car less, you want to eat better, you want to walk more, and you want to live near your work. All of those features will be provided through the Greenway.