FARM FRESH TAKES TO THE BIKES

FARM FRESH RI’S BIKE WEEK KICKS OFF JULY 22 WITH FREE EVENTS AT FARMERS MARKETS 

Bike to the Armory Market July 25th with Providence’s Mayor Elorza

Pawtucket, RI — Summertime is ideal for being more active outdoors and enjoying a healthy lifestyle focused on fresh, nutritious food. Farm Fresh RI is a nonprofit local food hub that increases access to fresh, locally grown foods for the community while helping local farmers and food makers thrive.

In celebration of this season of fresh produce and outdoor fun, Farm Fresh RI invites the public to kick off its Second Annual Bike Week at farmers markets in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls beginning July 22, 2019.

Throughout Bike Week, the community is invited to enjoy free bicycle-related programming and activities for all ages—including a special group bike ride to the Armory Market with Providence’s Mayor Elorza on July 25th!

Bringing the Fun to Bike Week
Participating organizations include Jump Bikes ( 
jump.com), RI Bike Coalition (ribike.org) and The Woonasquatucket River Council’s Red Shed Bike Shop (wrwc.org/gwyRedShed.php), Recycle-A-Bike ( recycleabike.org), Dash Bicycle (dashbicycle.com), the City of Providence’s Sustain PVD office (providenceri.gov/sustainability), and Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Nutrition Education program ( farmfreshri.org/nutrition).

The City of Providence, Sustain PVD — In celebration of Bike Week, the City of Providence’s Mayor Jorge O. Elorza will join the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition and other Providence community members for a group ride to the Armory Farmers Market, which takes place in Dexter Training Grounds on Parade Street in Providence. Cyclists of all levels are encouraged to come along! Meet at Burnside Park at 4:00 pm for a 4:30 pm ride.

JUMP Bikes —  JUMP creates on-demand electric bikes and scooters. There are over 1,100 JUMP bikes throughout the city of Providence. Stop by their booth at the farmers market to learn more and test-ride a bike.

RI Bike Coalition and Red Shed Bike Shop — Professionals will be on hand to review bike basics including bike fit, safety, and handling skills. Participants will run through stopping, starting, scanning, signaling, and dodge obstacles on a path. Some bikes will be provided, but bring your own if you have one!

Recycle-A-Bike (RAB)
RAB is bringing their community bike shop to the farmers market! Visit RAB to get a quick tune-up, clean your bike up, and learn more about your bike. Meet RAB’s staff and volunteers and learn more about repair/maintenance classes and programming for the whole family!

Dash Bicycle — A full-service community-oriented bicycle shop in Providence’s West End. Dash will bring the fun with a wacky bike-wheel toss and other games for everyone.

Farm Fresh RI Nutrition Education — Explore the bicycle fender-blender and peddle your own smoothie made of fresh ingredients straight from the farmers market.

Bike Week Schedule of Events

Monday, July 22
Neutaconkanut Park Farmers Market
675 Plainfield St, Providence
3:00-6:00 pm

Activities: 

  • Jump Bike — electric bike info and test rides 
  • RI Bike Coalition — safety and skills (starts at 4:00pm)  
  • Recycle-A-Bike — repairs and info on classes  
  • Bike Blender Smoothies — peddle your own smoothie! 


Tuesday, July 23
Central Falls Farmers Market
559 Dexter St
3:00-6:30 pm

Activities: 

  • Bike Blender Smoothies — peddle your own smoothie! 


Wednesday, July 24
Slater Park Farmers Market
375 Newport Ave, Pawtucket
Inside park: by Len’s Snack Stand
3:00-6:00 pm

Activities: 

  • RI Bike Coalition — safety and skills (starts at 4:00 pm)  


Thursday July 25 
Armory Farmers Market
85 Parade St, Providence
3:30-7:00 pm

Activities: 

  • Join Mayor Elorza for a group bike ride that ends at the farmers market. Meet at Burnside Park at 4:00 for a 4:30 ride.  
  • RI Bike Coalition — safety and skills (starts at 4:00pm)  
  • Jump Bike — electric bike info and test rides 
  • Recycle-A-Bike — repairs and info on classes  
  • Bike Blender Smoothies — peddle your own smoothie! 
  • Dash Bicycle — bike-wheel toss and other fun games 


Saturday July 27
Broad Street Farmers Market
807 Broad St, Providence
8:00am-12:00 pm

Activities: 

  • Jump Bike — electric bike info and test rides 


About Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004. They are a small organization with a big mission—growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of area farmers and eaters. Part incubator, part activator, Farm Fresh RI offers a wide array of access, education, and distribution programs aimed at building healthier communities, increasing access to fresh food, strengthening community-based businesses, and improving the impact of food production and distribution on our environment. For more information, please visit 
www.farmfreshri.org.