One of my favorite things that our city has to offer is the Atlanta BeltLine. The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, which hosts various 5k/10ks throughout the year has a running club that meets once a month and is open to the public. This month’s running club is meeting at Loca Luna on Thursday 1/10/13 at 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to check out the BeltLine, meet new folks and get a little workout in. Oh, and I’m pretty sure there are tapas and drinks at the end! For more info on the running club, check out their Facebook event page, Atlanta BeltLine Run Club.
Did you know that the Atlanta Beltline Partnership offers free tours of the 22-mile Beltline path on Fridays and Saturdays?? I took this tour about 3 years ago and am planning on doing it again soon. The guided bus tour starts at the Inman Park Marta station and follows the path while pointing out major Beltline stops and points of interest along the route. For me, one of the highlights of the tour was a stop at the Bellwood Quarry on the West End. Yes, you read correctly, Bellwood Quarry! I had lived in Atlanta 16 years when I took the tour and know idea that we had a quarry and especially an active one. The quarry will eventually become one of the new parks that will be created along the route.
For more information, check out: http://beltline.org/GetInvolved/TourtheBeltLine/tabid/1746/Default.aspx
The City of Atlanta broke ground this week on the new Downtown Streetcar Line which will run from Centennial Olympic Park to the King Center and will eventually connect to the Atlanta Beltline. For more information check out the article from the AJC http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/streetcar-work-begins-total-1326751.html