Market on Central 2015 Season Dates
Market on Central is the 2nd and 4th Saturday – June through September 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 13th and 27th, 2015
July 11th and 25th, 2015
August 8th and 22rd, 2015
September 12th and 26th, 2015
Visit our new Trail System. Click here to link onto the map.
Bike to Market, a new initiative of Market on Central 2015
A partnership effort with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Market on Central committee has developed plans for Bike to Market promotion.
During our three (3) Market On Central Saturdays BEFORE RAGBRAI arrives in Fort Dodge, we plan to bring a Bike Team bus to Market on Central for the Market patrons to view and see how we roll on RAGBRAI. Those Saturdays are 6/13, 6/27 and 7/11. This collaboration with the community will kick off Market on Central’s Bike To Market promotion. Which is designed to encourage the Fort Dodge area population to ride bicycles to our Farmer’s Market and shop! Our plan is to have several ”friendly” bike folk in colorful jerseys, apparel & accessories welcoming public to Market.
Our very presence is to promote proper bicycle handling, equipment, maintenance, transportation and storage. We will reflect RIDE RIGHT initiatives– with traffic etiquette, riding off sidewalks, holding a line, signaling and announce etc. while we talk up RAGBRAI- Fort Dodge and the City plans for the RAGBRAI overnight stay!
We will have drawings for Bike Helmet giveaways – furnished by the Iowa Justice Foundation and provide helmet stickers, posters, coloring books and brochures to promote biking.
The BIKE SHOP, our local retailer and bike mechanics will collaborate with us, to facilitate bike fittings, wrenching adjustments, pump tires, use of bike stands for easy repairs and lube.
Look for this new level of family excitement at Market on Central – 2015
Bike Valet at Market on Central 2015
Our 2015 Market on Central will offer patrons the convenience of riding bicycles to Market and securing them with our Bike Valet. Patrons will be given a claim check and their bikes can be parked, stored and secured, while they enjoy the atmosphere of Market on Central. Bike friendly volunteers will service this convenient feature for shopping cyclists.
All Bicyclists will be asked to walk their bikes through Market, for safety of others. Market hosts will help spread the word. The planning committee will furnish re-useable bags for cycling patrons to transport purchases on their bikes. Securing a bike while shopping will be a convenient new way to encourage use of bicycles for transportation in the Fort Dodge area, a RAGBRAI XLIII host overnight.