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Mayor Hosts 'Walk 100 Miles' at Richland Creek Greenway Connector

8/11/2014

Mayor, Parks Celebrate Completion of Greenway Loop, New B-cycle Kiosk

Walk 100 Miles with Nashville logoNASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mayor Karl Dean joined with Nashvillians at the new Richland Creek Greenway today for a community walk as part of the Walk 100 Miles with Nashville healthy living campaign. Prior to the walk, Mayor Dean was joined by Metro Parks, the Greenways Commission and Greenways for Nashville to celebrate the opening of a quarter-mile connector stretch that closes the 3-mile Richland Creek Greenway loop. He was also joined by Nashville Downtown Partnership to celebrate the opening of a new B-cycle kiosk at McCabe Park Community Center.

"Richland Creek is one of our most popular and heavily-used greenways, and this final, connecting piece will allow bikers, walkers and runners to complete the loop safely," Mayor Dean said. "I know this greenway connector and the new B-cycle kiosk will only add to the vibrancy of this growing neighborhood."

Participants walked 3 miles on paved trails with Mayor Dean. The new connector goes behind the McCabe Golf Clubhouse and links to the McCabe Community Center. The new B-cycle station was installed on the side of the community center near Murphy Road.

The Walk 100 Miles with Nashville walking movement is a follow-up to the highly-successful Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor initiative. Mayor Dean is encouraging all Nashvillians to create or join a walking group and then motivate each other to walk 100 miles during the summer of 2014. The health challenge is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. More information is at www.Walk100Miles.org.

To take the Walk 100 Miles with Nashville challenge, participants need to create a personal profile on the website www.walk100miles.org. They can choose to join a group or walk on their own, then log their miles online. Everyone who reaches 100 miles this summer receives a free tee shirt.

New to this walking campaign, the city's free NashVitality mobile app includes a mileage-tracking feature. Walk 100 participants can track and log the miles they walk right on their phone using "Record a Workout" after creating a profile on the Walk100Miles.org website.

The NashVitality app, which is free at the Apple App Store and on Google Play, is a mobile guide to being healthy, active and green in Nashville. It includes interactive maps of Nashville's parks, greenways and sidewalks.

Other Walk 100 Miles with Nashville walks to be hosted by Mayor Dean include the following (schedule subject to change):

  • Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Mill Creek: 3.5 miles
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Bells Bend: 4 miles
  • Monday, Aug. 25, lunchtime, Downtown: 2.5 miles
  • Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 a.m. Public Square Park: 4 miles (followed by a finale celebration from 9 a.m. - noon with free live music and family-friendly activities)

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