Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beltline Hike #2 this Saturday, 1.29.11

Hey guys,
Angel will be leading the 2nd installment of the 4 segment hike of the entirety of the Beltline this Saturday AM. Details are as follows:

The BeltLine walk this Saturday:

This walk will be from the Inman Park to the West End Marta station, 6 1/2 miles starting at 10am. January 29, 2011.


The weather forecast for Saturday is 59 and Sunny. There is one bathroom stop at the Drip coffee shop at Glenwood Park. Feel free to send me (Angel) a message here, email or call 404-892-8306 if you have any question.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

1/22/11 Beltline Walk

Hello Urban Hikers!!! Happy new year! It's (mostly) ice-free and time to
go on the first Beltline Hike of 2011. There is also an event for the
hike on facebook (see Angel), but I'll repost it here:

Time: Saturday, January 22 · 10:00am - 2:00pm


Start Location: MARTA-Lindbergh Center Station, Atlanta, GA


Fearless leader: Angel Luis Poventud
(Eli may also be present...)

More Info:

It's 2011 and time to walk the BeltLine.

A couple of different forces are coming together to pull off an amazing
month of walking. The Georgia Tech department of Architecture is making
the BeltLine the project for this years incoming freshman class and they
(and we) are going to walk the full BeltLine over the next 4 weeks.

To make it easy for everyone, the walks are starting at 10AM on Saturday
morning this week, 1/22/11, and ...will all be from Marta to Marta meaning
you won't have to stage your car or walk back to your car. The walks will
be 6 to 7 miles long and will take about 3 1/2 hours.

This Saturday we will be meeting at the Lindbergh Marta station at 10AM
and we'll head south down Piedmont beginning the BeltLine portion of the
walk where Peachtree Creek/Norfolk Southern/CSX and Marta all come
togeher. See the map.

From there we'll walk south in the BeltLine Corridor all the way to Dekalb
Ave passing along the brand new Piedmont Park expansion, the construction
of the Historic 4th Ward Park, the construction of the Foundation Skate
Park, ending the walk at the Inman Park Marta station.

There will be 2 bathroom stops along the way, one in Piedmont Park and the
other at Parish. The forecast for Saturday is 47 and partly sunny so bring
a sweater and some good walking shoes you don't mind getting some mud on.

Have a great day and see you on the BeltLine.

-email me back for any more info or details... all hikes are FREE as
always and family friendly. Dogs are welcome too!!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fundraising hike on the AT

I'm passing this along at the request of the coordinator of this event:

This Ultimate Hike event on May 14, 2011 to the Atlanta area. The event will be a one day, 27.5 mile trek on the Appalachian trail, starting in TN and ending near Banner Elk, NC. It will be the ultimate challenge not just for people that love the outdoors but for anyone willing to take on the challenge to help raise awareness and funds to support pediatric cancer research through the Children’s Oncology Group.

Those who participate will receive coaching and training that includes group hikes around the Atlanta area to help them train for this extreme endeavor.

I wanted to reach out and see if this is something you would be interested in sharing with your UrbanHikers?. We need all the help we can get in getting the word out about this ultimate challenge that benefits children’s cancer research. Whether it is through a FB post or an email to all members.

We are holding information meetings Jan 26-Feb 3 at local stores throughout the Atlanta where those interested can ask questions, meet coaches & staff, get all the details and register for the hike. Those interested can view dates and RSVP for information meetings on our website:

...if you're interested, then feel free to contact them via the address above