Harford Digest

Harford Digest

April 25, 2004

Annual Bike to Work Day event slated for May 7

The Harford County Administrative Office Building in Bel Air has been designated as one of four regional sites for the fifth annual Bike to Work Day from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. May 7. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council sponsors the event.

"We had 52 people participate in the Bel Air event last year. That placed us third in the state, just behind Baltimore and Silver Spring," said Stephen Smith, Harford County's ride share coordinator. "We're hoping that this year at least twice that many people will become interested in bicycling to work."

Bel Air's celebration continues May 8 with a bicycle rodeo at Festival Park in Aberdeen. The rodeo includes city police officers offering safe bicycling tips to area children. Bike makers will also perform safety checks and bicycle helmet inspections will be made.

Local farmers' markets opening for the season

Harford County's farmers' markets are opening for the season.

A farmers' market operates from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays in the District Courthouse parking lot at the Mary E. Risteau State Office Building off Bond Street in Bel Air.

Vendors at Edgewood's farmers' market will sell farm-related goods from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 13 next to the MARC Train Station on Edgewood Road.

The Havre de Grace farmers' market will operate from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting May 1 on Pennington Avenue between Washington Street and Union Avenue.

The Twilight Market at Rockfield will operate from 5 p.m. to dusk the last Friday of each month beginning May 28 at Rockfield Manor, off Route 22 in Bel Air.

For more information about any of these markets, contact Harford County Agricultural Coordinator C. John Sullivan at 410-638-3059.

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