Celebrating Macon Bike Walk Month in Macon

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Guest blog post by Rachel Holler, Executive Director of Bike Walk Macon


If you see Rachel Holler working in Downtown Macon, she is either on two feet or two wheels. The Executive Director of Bike Walk Macon is working to create a culture of multi-modal transportation in Macon where there is a viable – and safe – alternative to driving. Part of that is work is an annual “cooling” of the streets, where some of the busiest main veins in our city are temporarily shut down and opened back up as “paved parks.” The results have been a welcoming change – and the vibrant sense of place is evident. Read More

Macon’s Soapbox Derby Makes its Mark as a Regional Success

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Straight off the heels of the Cherry Blossom Festival, what signature spring event brings speed, STEM and thousands of spectators to Macon’s Magnolia Street?

That would be Macon’s other event in full bloom: The Magnolia Soapbox Derby. The annual race celebrated its ninth anniversary on April 8, where around 5,000 people gathered to watch 52 competitors vie for the fastest and most creative soapbox cars in four separate categories. The event that went from a neighborhood block party has now earned a regional reputation for soapbox racing – and creating a strong sense of place and pride for Macon residents and racers, alike.

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