Decatur family establishes Camp Scene – a green summer camp for kids, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship

We would like to welcome to Oakhurst the newest green summer camp for Decatur and Atlanta kids! Camp Scene is a new summer day camp with a mission: fostering nature appreciation and teaching about environmental issues through adventure.

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Volunteers needed for Race 2 Recycle in Piedmont Park!

Volunteer with Keep Atlanta Beautiful’s Race 2 Recycle in Piedmont Park and receive a free organic cotton race t-shirt! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, timing on the finish line and passing out water to runners.

Stump Jump 50K 2009: A fantastic race and beautiful scenery for my first ultra-marathon!

Yesterday, I ran the illustrious and challenging Stump Jump 50K in Chattanooga, TN – my first ultra-marathon! Due to the fact that the race was 31 miles (which I found out today that the course is actually a little longer) and everything I read about it talked about it being one of the more difficult 50K’s in the southeast, I spent most of this past week worrying about that void of the unknown that awaited me. So, to add to the other Stump Jump 50K reviews and stories that are out there online, here is my adventure…

Review of the Doug Kessler 10K race in Sandy Springs: great race, but no recycling!!

I’m tired of seeing Atlanta road races not recycle (like the Doug Kessler 5K and 10K this past weekend). Now, race recycling is coming to metro Atlanta – we’re going to start working with B Green Services to provide race recycling services around the city. Emil Bekyarov heads B Green Services, which currently provides complete recycling solutions to hotels and restaurants around Atlanta, and we’re going to work together to institute race recycling at the Silver Comet Half-Marathon in conjunction with Dana Greene of Get Fit Atlanta!

Free bikes for Atlanta residents from Bicycling Magazine’s “Biketown USA” program!

Are you looking for a change? to improve your health and community? Jamis Bicycles and Bicycling Magazine has posed this question to Americans across the country for the past seven years with the opportunity to win a bike and a chance to make big changes in their lives! Now, Bicycling Magazine has brought the contest to Atlanta and will award a commuter bike to one lucky applicant! Read on below for the details of the contest and when the winner will be announced (thanks to Mallory of Bicycling Magazine for sending this press release along!).

Keep Atlanta Beautiful presents the third annual “Race 2 Recycle” 5K at Piedmont Park!

Mark your calendars and head to Piedmont Park on Saturday, November 14th, 2009 for Atlanta’s 3rd Annual Race 2 Recycle presented by Keep Atlanta Beautiful! Enjoy the outdoors and the sights and sounds of Midtown Atlanta in this 5k and 1 mile fun run around beautiful Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta.

Another weekend in the Blue Ridge mountains of north Georgia swimming, hiking, running, and tubing!

For those of you who are looking for an active getaway to the north Georgia mountains and the Western Blue Ridge, here is a breakdown of our weekend’s outdoor adventures swimming in Lake Blue Ridge, hiking and running along the Rich Mountain and Flat Creek Trails, tubing the Toccoa River, and checking out Amicalola Falls!

Kickstart an active lifestyle with Walk Georgia from the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Office!

In an effort to get Georgians out and exercising on a regular basis, University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension office is sponsoring an eight-week Walk Georgia program from September 6th – October 31st.

Woo hoo! I finally got my new road bike, a Fuji Finest 1.0! Time to start training for triathlons…

After weeks of searching, I finally purchased a 2007 Fuji Finest 1.0 (at a steal!) from Performance Bicycles, and look forward to getting out on the road and racing in triathlons!

Buckhead Community Bank offering bike financing to encourage people to bike to work

Buckhead Community Bank (BCB) is teaming up with Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) to give account holders the opportunity to borrow $2,500 towards the purchase of a bike. Plus, incentive for bike commuters in Buckhead, Atlanta!

Three Forks camping and hiking in north Georgia and a stop Jaemor Farm Market, a local Georgia farm

In my quest for the most active, outdoorsy summer possible, a group of ten of our close friends headed up to the north Georgia mountains for our annual camping trip to Three Forks, with a pit-stop by Jaemor Farm Market on the way home.

Volunteer for National Trails Day 2009 with REI and the American Hiking Society!

Volunteer for National Trails Day 2009 with REI and the American Hiking Society! Volunteers needed at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville and at the Powers Island branch of the Chattahooche River National Recreation Area!

What’s greener than running 26.2 miles around metro Atlanta and Decatur?

Get ready for Atlanta runners to hit the street for the ING Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon this Sunday, March 29th, 2009 with course maps and road closures!

Atlanta BeltLine is looking for sponsors for the second annual BeltLine Bike Ride!

Back for it’s second year, the Atlanta BeltLine Bike Ride will feature a tour of the future trails, transit, and parks to ring the city of Atlanta. The bike ride last year was a huge success and this year will offer three different routes for riders of all abilities: a four mile, twelve mile, a … Continue reading

“Confident City Cycling Class” by the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign

Learn urban biking techniques with the “Confident City Cycling Class” presented by the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign in Decatur, GA!

Running around Atlanta with the Chattahoochee Runners’ Club

Yesterday morning, the Chattahoochee Runners’ Club provided us Atlantans with another great distance run! Fortunately (or unfortunately?), Atlanta is blessed with an inordinate amount of hills. If you’re skeptical, leave the car in the driveway and hit the street for a few miles and you’re bound to face a daunting slope or two. After a … Continue reading