Free Bike Tune-Ups at the Community Food Bank’s El Pueblo Farmers’ Market

Biking to work has often been promoted as a great way to exercise and be green, but it can also be a fun and family friendly activity if you are headed to El Pueblo Farmers’ Market. Last month El Pueblo Farmers’ Market held a “Get Fit” event to encourage children and adults alike to exercise while shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, but on February 12th everyone is encouraged to get their exercise on the way to the market and receive a free bike tune up from Bicycle Inter-community Art and Salvage (BICAS) mechanics.

On Saturday, February 12th the El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is partnering with BICAS, to provide a bike friendly environment to local residents. In addition to the free tune-ups, there will also be an opportunity to make your own bike art, receive free bike maps, participate in a raffle for a free pink child’s bike and enjoy live music.  There will also be a variety of winter produce that includes sweet potatoes, peanuts, pecans, spinach, carrots, kale and a variety of citrus for sale.

All of the Community Food Bank Farmers’ Markets accept SNAP (food stamps), WIC checks, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, credit and debit.  El Pueblo Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 9 AM – 12 PM in the El Pueblo Adult Learning Center Parking lot, on the SW Corner of Irvington Road and South 6th Ave.

The El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative to prevent or reduce obesity through increased opportunities for improved nutrition and physical activity. Led by the Pima County Health Department, CPPW is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.