Each week many families choose to cycle to the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market and fill their panniers with local bounty. This week the market celebrates this gas-free option with “Windsor Cycles”. The event takes place on Saturday, July 10th, 2010, starting at 8am with cycling themed activities that include:
- Free bike tune ups by One Good Earth Cycles
- Wear a bike helmet to get a free ballot for a draw (adults & kids)
- Pick up local cycling information on Wine Trail Rides (Windsor Eats) or get the new bike trail map (Windsor Bicycling Committee)
“Cycling is a fun and healthy activity and we want to celebrate it and encourage residents to discover the market by riding over,” says Victoria Rose, one of the event organizers. “Get on your bike and get down to the market!”
In addition to the cycling theme, the live entertainment continues this week and includes a performance by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Visitors are encouraged to sit and relax while they enjoy the music and surroundings.
Bike Friendly Windsor, a cycling advocacy group looking for new members, knows that there are already a lot of cyclists at the market and they will hold their next meeting there on July 17th at 10am. Market volunteers hope that more of the community will see the market space as a place to gather.
Pina, Jillian and I are excited to be there this weekend promoting our Wine Trail Rides. Both Jillian and I rode our bikes down there this past weekend to stock up on some local goodness and left very satisfied. We bumped into many, many people we knew including Victoria, Linda of Taloola Cafe (who have a “booth” set up there. You gotta check it out!) and Andrew ofInternational Metropolis and I’ve been eating probiotic yogourt with local cherries cut up into it all week! Yum yum!