August 30, 2016
Riding a bike for transportation can be tough work! I should know, because that’s how I get around. Still I am happy to report I have been able to reach many fresh food options! The Saturday Farmer’s Market has been a great success for me, and the fact that it has a double SNAP program...
August 23, 2016
In a few weeks (almost one month exactly – September 26), the City of Spartanburg City Council will discuss additional parks and recreation investments in our community. As part of that process, Partners for Active Living will request final approval and endorsement of the proposed Rail Trail...
August 15, 2016
By Liz Perry, Healthy Kids Coordinator at Partners for Active Living
Elementary school was a long time ago. Where I went to grade school, Physical Education, or gym class as I knew it then, didn’t start until 7th grade. We did have daily recess, which involved running round outside, playing...
August 8, 2016
By Ned Barrett, Trails Coordinator at Partners for Active Living
Most folks know I ride my bike to work and around town. That said, I don’t think of myself as a cyclist. I don’t own any fancy lycra clothing, I only own one bike, and I don’t shave my legs.
June 27, 2016
By Will Beeker, Americorps member and Hub Cycle Coordinator at Partners for Active Living
This past weekend I had the privilege of helping host the 19th annual XC mountain bike race, Stumpjump at Camp Croft. It’s held every year sometime between the end of spring, and beginning of...
June 21, 2016
We recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail with, what else, a bike parade. A bright sunny morning found 50 or so silly participants gathering at Barnet Park to ride the route of the upcoming extension of the Rail Trail across town.
June 1, 2016
By Laura Ringo, Executive Director of Partners for Active Living
Sometime earlier this spring I celebrated my 10th anniversary as the executive director of PAL. Over the last decade I have learned a lot about nonprofit management and often joke that I could write a book on the ‘do’s...
May 17, 2016
There is an aphorism that says “Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the adult.” It’s well known that cognitive and physical development is most rapid during the preschool years. Similarly, eating and activity habits are established during this time of child...