Fit City picks for weekend fun

The CG Games take place Saturday at Circuit of the Americas. Photo courtesy Camp Gladiator


Looking for something active and outdoors this pre-Thanksgiving weekend?

Check out these Fit City picks for muscle-stretching, mind-clearing fun:

“Mystic Raven” was recently installed along the Shoal Creek trail. PAM LeBLANC/American-Statesman
  • Art Ride Creekside – Bike Austin, the Shoal Creek Conservancy, Waller Creek Conservancy and Downtown Austin Alliance will host an art-focused bike ride on Saturday with stops at some of Austin’s most inspiring works. The free ride starts at Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street, with a 2:45 p.m. question and answer session with Carol Bove. From there, the group will pedal to the recently installed “Mystic Raven” sculpture on the Shoal Creek Trail, Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” sculpture on the Butler Trail, and Creek Show 2017, featuring light-based installations along Waller Creek. Afterward, enjoy music at Cheer Up Charlie’s. All ages welcome. The ride is free, but register here.
  • CG Games Finals – Competitors from around the country will test their agility, strength, speed and endurance Saturday at the Camp Gladiator Games Finals at Circuit of the Americas. More than 7,200 people around the country competed in this year’s preliminary competition, and 660 qualified for this weekend’s finals. They’ll battle for $36,000 in cash and prizes. Event includes live music, food and vendors. For more information go here.
  • HAE In-Motion 5K – Help raise scholarship money by participating in this small 5K race that raises awareness about  hereditary angioedema, or HAE. The rare and potentially life-threatening condition occurs in one in 50,000 people, causing spontaneous swelling episodes that affect the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and throat. Several patients with the disorder die from asphyxiation in the United States every year. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Saturday; the race begins at 8 a.m. at Camp Mabry, 2200 West 35th Street. Entry fee is $30. Organizers hope to raise $2,500 at the Austin event. Register here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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