Schedule of Events Announced for First Open Streets Event in Roswell

Bike Roswell! and the City of Roswell will launch the first “open streets” program in the city on Sunday, April 29 with Roswell Moves!. A five-block section of Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell will be used for complimentary fun, games, and demonstrations to promote healthy lifestyles.

The popular tree-lined, commercial section of Canton Street between Woodstock Road and Elizabeth Way will be closed to motorized vehicles on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting at the south end of Canton Street to North Canton Street. Activities will take place from 11 a. m. to 3 p.m., using Canton Street, and sections of cross streets such as Webb Street, Elizabeth Way, Norcross Street, the New East Alley, Plum Street. Listed below is the schedule of events, with activities for all ages, and all abilities.

This innovative experience encourages people to explore the community by walking, pedaling, rolling, and even playing. A majority of the activities are free. Attendees are encouraged to experience and savor the offerings provided by local merchants in the Historic Roswell corridor as well.

“Roswell Moves! is a great community event showcasing so much of what makes Roswell unique, and encouraging our residents to enjoy the outdoors and move. Both of these activities contribute to the health of our residents and to the health of our city in general,” said Roswell Mayor Lori Henry (pictured), who will participate in the annual Roswell Mayor’s Ride, a recreational cycling event to benefit Bike Roswell. “We encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Roswell. There are so many places to see in Roswell…you can learn a little history, do some shopping, and enjoy a wide variety of outstanding restaurants. I am looking forward to the Mayor’s Ride and meeting all who come to experience Roswell Moves!”

11 a.m. Family Bike Parade & Opening Remarks – All wheels are welcome as Bike Roswell! leads a bike parade along the route from the Heart of Roswell Park to Woodstock Road and back. Bring your own pedal-powered vehicle, skateboard, scooter or wagon, and don’t forget to wear a helmet!
11:30 a.m. Korsi Yoga will lead “Yoga in the Street” at the south music tent near Heart of Roswell Park
11:30 a.m. Core Matters will lead fitness classes outside of its studio at Long Circle and Canton St all afternoon, with this first class an Introduction to Kettlebells
12 p.m. Registration begins for Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo held by the Historic Roswell Kiwanis. Bring a bicycle and a helmet, with rodeo skills taking place from 1-3 p.m.
12 p.m. Core Matters fitness class – Chi Running Intro
1 p.m. Core Matters fitness class – Why Diets Don’t Work
2 p.m. Core Matters fitness class – Train Your Brain, Fix Your Body

12-3 p.m. Atlanta Plays it Forward presents two stages of live music. Featured bands are 120 East and Atlanta Dance Party. One stage will be positioned at Canton Street near Highway 9 on the south end of the festival, and the second stage will be placed on North Canton near Woodstock Road.

Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride
Roswell Moves! begins earlier in the day with the Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride, an 8 a.m. start at Roswell Area Park. This full-supported, recreational bike ride will offer distances of 18, 42 and 64 miles. Lunch will be provided for all participants, sponsored by Lucky’s Burger & Brew and Red Hare Brewery. The Mayor’s Ride is the largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Roswell!. Online registration is available through Wed., April 26 for $45 per rider; event day registration is $50 ( T-shirts will be provided to the first 500 pre-registered riders. Early packet pick ups are available on Fri., April 27, 6-8p.m. at Luckys Restaurant, 1144 Alpharetta Street in Roswell and on Sat., April 28 at Roswell Bicycles, 670 Houze Way in Roswell.