Friday, September 17, 2010

4MRMarket Report: Pedal Powered Edition

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market always has plenty to offer folks, whether they walk, drive or come on a bicycle, but this week we spotlight the many folks who come to market using our great system of nearby trails and bike lanes. VéloCity returns to the 4MRMarket this Sunday with their mobile bike repair shop. But in addition, this week, they will be joined by the Alexandria Police Department.

Officers will be at the market from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. They will be offering information on registering a bicycle and providing bicycle safety tips along with the bike maintenance and tune ups that have become a regular feature at the market.

Registering a bicycle makes it much easier to track in the event the bicycle is lost or stolen and is among one of the several best biking practices we like to promote at 4MRMarket. Additionally, officers would like to educate cyclists and pedestrians about traffic laws.

This 4MRide event concludes Virginia Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week, a DRIVE SMART Virginia and Bike Walk Virginia initiative with approximately 160 companies and organization partners statewide. A key goal of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week is to educate citizens in understanding the importance of sharing the road responsibly and with respect.

So get on your bike and come on out.


The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market (Alexandria, Virginia 22305) brings fresh, nutritious food to people of all income levels, provide an opportunity for local artisans and producers of goods to bring their wares to market, strive to reflect the diversity of the community, and improve the quality of life for Arlandria residents and visitors. It is part of an overall vision to expand and improve Four Mile Run park and the surrounding neighborhood.

4MRMarket is open every Sunday from 8am until 1pm from April through October in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

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