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Tracking My Daily Travels

September 13, 2016

For about ten days this month, I used my GPS app to record all my travel by whatever mode, including running which isn’t really travel. I tried to keep track of all my trips, and to separate tracks into modes. When I drove somewhere, for example, I stopped it in the parking lot and started it...

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Pedaling to Produce

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...

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$782K committed!

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...

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Opportunity for Positive Change

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...

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Your mission, if you wish to accept...

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. That’s the...

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Stumpjump 2016: one for the books

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...

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Celebrating the Place We Play: the MBF Rail Trail-iversary

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. This...

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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...

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