Friday, December 30, 2011

Remember to join IWFM at the Polar Bear Pedal, Jan 2!

IWFM is a proud sponsor of the first Mayor's Polar Bear Pedal, which will happen on January 2, 2012. We need at least 10 people to help us start off the new year right with an invigorating ride from the Indy Bike Hub to the Major Taylor Velodrome and back. Enjoy coffee and snacks at 10a before we depart, and toast a pint at the Tomlinson Tap Room when we return. If you are interested in being on the IWFM team, email Molly at Be sure your bike and winter gear are in working order beforehand by getting it checked out and prepped for the snow at BGI Downtown.

Please remember that the Indy Bike Hub and the YMCA in the East Wing of City Market have offered market-goers Free Bike Parking on Saturdays!

We hope that you will enter our Green Travel Raffle every week you bike, walk, or ride the bus to the market!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays - Ride your Bike!

It's hard to believe that our first 6 weeks of the market are behind us. We've had a great turn-out of customers and a wonderful group of vendors every week, and we couldn't be more thankful for both. We'd also like to extend our thanks to the market staff and maintenance crew that help us each week to prepare for the market. More than ever, we know that our market wouldn't be possible without the great community support that we receive in Indianapolis.

Please remember that we will be closed on Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st. Our next market will be on January 7, 2012. If you haven't yet checked out our new vendor calendar, you can preview the upcoming weeks here.

The New Year is always a time for resolutions, and we would like to encourage you to consider ways which you can Grow Well, Live Well, Eat Well, and Be Well in 2012. One of our favorite ways to Live Well is bicycling. Did you know that you can ride your bike throughout the winter? Check out this blog post on the INDYCOG website for some tips on how to be a winter rider.

Your next step is to join us on January 2, 2012 for Mayor Ballard's Polar Bear Pedal. Ride from the Indy Bike Hub out to the Major Taylor Velodrome and back with cold-hardy folks and Mayor Ballard! Registration begins at 10a at the Bike Hub, and we will depart around 11a for the velodrome. Upon returning to the Bike Hub, all are invited to celebrate the ride with a pint from Tomlinson Tap Room. IWFM is a sponsor of the ride, which means we need 10 people (at least!) to join us for the ride. Can you join the team? Register here or email if you would like more information.