Summer is here—at least according to the calendar—and the city of Bellevue offers plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Jump on board with the Bellevue Downtown Association’s Walk Downtown Bellevue program. The 10-week campaign runs June 22 to September 2 and encourages getting out and exploring the city, reducing downtown car trips and establishing healthy habits. This year’s challenge is to walk 10,000 steps a day for 10 weeks! Think you can do it? Read below to learn how you can sign and pick up your free Starter Kit!
Walk Downtown Bellevue
The first 1,000 Walk Downtown Bellevue participants will receive a free Starter Kit, including an Overlake Hospital pedometer, a walking map, a DavidBartonGym at The Bravern water bottle and a reusable BECU shopping bag.
Sign-up/Starter Kit Locations:
|Avalon Towers Bellevue
10349 NE 10th Street
10655 NE 4th Street
200 Bellevue Way NE
|DavidBartonGym at The Bravern
11111 NE 8th Street
|Bellevue Downtown Association
500 108th Avenue NE, Suite 210
|Live at Lunch Concerts
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Noon–1:30 p.m., starting July 6
Track your steps and get walking tips at bellevuedowntown.com/walk. The overall step count will be announced at the Live at Lunch Concert on September 2. And be on the lookout for the “Walk Downtown Bellevue Prize Patrol”. They will be handing out prizes to walkers who show their pedometer at select concerts. For a complete Live at Lunch concert schedule, visit bellevuedowntown.org/events/liveatlunch.
Bellwether 2010: Art Walk Bellevue
Take the walk and see the art! This year the Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition has gone outside its traditional boundaries of City Hall and Downtown Park to include art installments all throughout Downtown. The new three-quarter-mile “art walk” features 26 art works and begins at Bellevue City Hall. The route continues on the pedestrian corridor along NE 6th Street to Bellevue Way NE and finishes in Downtown Park. An opening celebration for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall. Pick up a Bellwether 2010 art guide at City Hall’s Service First Desk.
More info can be found at www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/bellwether2010.htm.