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Jackson Streets Alive

…is coming to OLD CANTON ROAD on Saturday, May 31st!

In 2013, nearly 700 people filled the streets in downtown Jackson for the state’s first cyclovia, “Jackson Streets Alive”! Sponsored by Bike Walk Mississippi, the city of Jackson and other local sponsors, Jackson Streets Alive was the state’s first “cyclovia”, a nationwide movement to to temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, opening them up instead to people to enjoy walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.  And, on May 31st, 2014, Jackson Streets Alive is coming to FONDREN and even more activities will be added including a special “Kidical Mass” bike ride for kids down Old Canton Road!  This is about community so let’s take to the streets again this year to make Old Canton a living playground!  Let’s celebrate our city together and find unique ways to encourage healthy activity and community growth by providing a space to celebrate and to make active living an easy, accessible and enjoyable part of life in the capital city!   Help us throw this festival again this year and let’s PLAY!!

View the slideshow of all the pictures from 2013 from Thortis Photography HERE 

Do YOU want to help make Old Canton Road come alive in 2014? Here’s how you can help! 

BECOME A SPONSOR:

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How can you reach hundreds of potential customers AND support efforts to increase the health & quality of life in MS?  Becoming a Sponsor Of Jackson Streets Alive is a great was to gain exposure for your business and, in doing so, position your business as a supporter of healthy, active, sustainable transportation, and a vibrant, walkable and bikeable Jackson!  Depending on your sponsorship level, your organization’s logo will be included in our promotional materials including print, and online social media seen by several thousand supporters statewide!  Look for your name in sidewalk chalk at the festival, listed at the festival entrance, on social media or on your very own tent display (certain levels) on Old Canton Road! A Sponsorship of Jackson Streets Alive is hands-down the best opportunity for a small business looking for BIG results!  Check out these Sponsorship levels at a glance and email us at: bikewalk@bikewalkmississippi.org to sign up TODAY as a Sponsor of Jackson Streets Alive (Deadline is May 12th).

HOST AN ACTIVITY:

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Help us get Mississippi moving!  We need people and groups who are interested in hosting an activity or holding a class!  The sky is the limit – you can teach a fitness class, host a martial arts demonstration, salsa dance, show off your cross fit moves or lead a bike parade!  You could bring your step team, tap dancing, or even host your very own soccer game in the street!  What’s your idea?  Fill out the form RIGHT HERE!  Or email us at: bikewalk@bikewalkmississippi.org and tell us what activity you want to do!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER:

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We’re looking for volunteers to help at Jackson Streets Alive!  Be part of the team that makes this event happen!  You might find yourself painting faces, leading a jump-rope contest or game of hopscotch, help direct people which way to go and help spread the message of active living, the importance of human powered transportation and the power of PLAY!

JOIN OUR “STREET” TEAM:  

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We need people on the “streets” telling others about Jackson Streets Alive and what it means for the city!  Help us spread the word through Twitter, Facebook and help us reach out to the community to find like-minded people who care about creating more urban, walkable and bike-able spaces!   Interested in learning morning about marketing, promotion or design, join our street team to help our media team spread the word!

 Keep up with festival news and see media stories and pictures from Jackson Streets Alive at our facebook page: www.facebook.com/JacksonStreetsAlive

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 Read about more about previous year’s events: HERE and contact us to sign up to help TODAY!