Open Streets Macon


Sunday, May 21st | 2 pm to 6 pm

Montpelier Ave.and College St.

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Open Streets Macon


Sunday, May 21st | 2 pm to 6 pm

Montpelier Ave.and College St.

 
 
 

Open Streets Macon has been POSTPONED to October 1, 2017.

Friend,

As you may have heard, there's some ugly weather headed our way this weekend. After a lot of thought, the Open Streets Macon team has decided to postpone this Sunday's event due to highly expected thunderstorms.

I know that many of you are excited to play in the streets this Sunday and on behalf of the committee, I would like to apologize for the cancellation, especially to those of you who committed to volunteering or hosting an activity.

Unfortunately, the weather is beyond our control but we intend to make the next Open Streets Macon event even more fun and spectacular! Save the date for the next Open Streets Macon on October 1, 2017 from 2 to 6 pm.

So we won't enjoy car-free streets this weekend, but we will continue to work to create a happier, healthier by making active transportation an option for all Maconites! And, WE WILL play in the streets together again - just not this weekend. Please be safe and stay tuned for details about the next Open Streets Macon.

Yours sincerely, 
The Open Streets Macon team

 
 

Your streets! Your day!

Open Streets Macon returns Sunday, May 21 from 2 pm to 6 pm! The streets of Macon will spring to life as a 1.5-mile stretch of street from the Washington Memorial Library to A. L. Miller Village is opened to people on foot and bike, and closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross.)

Organized by Bike Walk Macon, this is the city's largest FREE recreation program, unlike any other in Macon-Bibb County. Open Streets are programs where the streets are temporarily closed to cars. People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become "paved parks" where people of all ages, abilities, and social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds can come out and improve their health. 

Open Streets Macon FAQ's

 

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The Route


The Route


The spring 2017 route will connect 7 Macon neighborhoods and Mercer University via College Street and Montpelier Ave. Grab your friends and family and get ready to activate our community streets with human-powered amusement!

THE ACTIVITIES


THE ACTIVITIES


Activity Hubs at Open Streets Macon are nodes of active programming spaced along the route. They act as outdoor community centers and windows on their neighborhoods, where local residents, businesses and organizations can lead fun, participatory activities to engage thousands of participants and show them why their neighborhoods are great places to live, work and play!

2017 Open Streets Macon Activity Hubs

A L Miller Village HUB

  • 1st Choice Emergency and Safety Training – hands only CPR and AED training
  • Bragg Jam – musical instruments, with a music teacher, for kids to play
  • Ember Maypop Shop – interactive chalk art mandalas and imaginary friends, and free coloring sheets
  • Happy Talk Communication – music, acting, poems, storytelling, and more
  • Middle Georgia Derby Demons – obstacle race with roller derby gear
  • Georgia Artisan – giant “MACON” letters (photo opp)
  • Girl Scout Troop #60229 – water balloon games and other fun outdoor activities

Mercer Village hub

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Macon – tradeshow featuring 16 new businesses started by local middle and high school students

Tattnall Square Park Hub

  • Beall’s Hill Neighborhood Association – sidewalk chalk, hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and four square
  • Bike Tech Macon – bike decorations, bike mechanics, and other amazing bike things
  • Centenary Community – games and activities
  • David Dingess – interactive music activity (close to centenary community or Alex II for power needs)
  • Insure GA – giveaways, mini first-aid kits, health insurance eligibility screenings
  • Just Tap’d – yard games, including giant jenga, corn hole, giant connect four, and giant water pong
  • Mount De Sales Academy, Piedmont Orthopedics, and St Joseph Catholic School – face painting, games, health info from a doctor and professional trainer, and more (close to Centenary Community for power needs)
  • Southern Wheelworks – slow bicycle race
  • Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival – festival info and more

Washington Memorial Library Hub

  • SparksYoga – beginners yoga class at 3 pm in front of Washington Memorial Library
  • Middle Georgia Regional Library – coloring station
  • Bike Walk Macon – Bicycle Parade beginning at 2:30 pm
  • Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Macon trivia and more
  • Ocmulgee Mountain Biking Association – ride a backwards bike and learn more about mountain biking
  • Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation – cardio fitness dice
  • SparkMacon and MaconMade – water balloon paint fight, live mural painting, live music, action photography, face painting, and more (close to Washington Memorial Library so lawn can be used for water balloon activity)

The streets are for us!


The streets are for us!


Watch this short video to hear why these Maconites are excited about Open Streets Macon!

Open Streets Macon is an initiative of Bike Walk Macon