Let's stick to 7:00 pm every Thursday for now. Mosquito repellent may be helpful at the end on the way back to the parking lot. We'll charge uphill and and take it easy downhill and repeat as long as we can stand it (usually about 45 minutes). We'll meet at the 5th St. Plaza shopping center's parking lot and walk to the Dave Pelz bridge. If you prefer to meet us on the bridge instead, let me know. Map shows the meeting spot at "A" and the overpass at "B": http://goo.gl/maps/w9Yj4
Davis Activity Partners is a place to propose ideas and find partners for all types of pursuits in and around Davis, CA - this includes fitness-oriented activities (like walks, hiking, running, cycling, climbing, swimming, gym sessions, dancing, boxing, yoga, etc,) or purely recreational activities (picnics, movies, theater shows, wine tasting, game nights, etc.). You are welcome to post ANY activity. Any member can schedule a meetup - just say WHAT you want to do, WHEN and WHERE you want to do it, and, if necessary, WHO you are looking for (number of partners for that event, expected fitness and experience level, whatever).
DAP is intended to be a member-run group, not one of those top-down groups where the organizer decides everything. Think of it as a networking tool. In other words, the group will have only as many activities as you, the members, collectively suggest and organize. The more you pitch in, the more recreation choices you will have.
“Organizing” is not as serious as it sounds. In fact, it does not involve anything at all. Simply (1) decide what you want to do, (2) announce it to the group and see who else is interested, and (3) meet them and go. That’s it.
There are two ways to do this on our website. The quickest is to just schedule a meetup and see who else signs up for it. The second, which is more appropriate for events far in the future or that require more extensive planning, is to post a message on the Discussions pages – that’s as simple as writing “I am doing X on day Y – does anyone want to join me?”. Conversely, browse those pages to see what ideas are out there. At this time, we have the Discussion pages organized into the following sections:
Outdoor exercise in Davis
Dog owners - "Dog pals, dog walks, dog playtime"
Gym workout buddies
Out of town trips
Backcountry ski, snowshoe, and snowboard
Ski and snowboard (resort)
Davis activity partners Discussion Forum
(If you think we should add other discussion topics, feel free to say so.)
If there’s some trip or activity you would like to see happen, suggest it to the group. Other members can then indicate their interest. If the idea gathers steam, put it on our calendar.
Finally, help spread the word about this new group. If you know of other people in and around Davis who may be interested, send them the link.