Opening Day Walk to the Farmers Market is this Saturday

Following a COVID-induced hiatus, the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance is resuming the traditional Opening Day Walk to the West Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday, May 6.

This year’s walk will honor Michael Ogg, a former WWBPA board member and a long-time presence at the market who died earlier this year. Michael, who developed multiple sclerosis as an adult, would come to the market by wheelchair just about every fair-weathered Saturday for many, many years. As a WWBPA board member, he advocated for crosswalks that served everyone, including those in wheelchairs and those pushing strollers.

Our starting point is Duck Pond Park on Meadow Road. Parking is plentiful. Or meet us along the way — we will pick up walkers as we head to the market along Bear Brook Road and its wide path. Another parking option is Goldfinch Road at the Bear Brook Road roundabout, less than a half-mile from the market.

For those joining us at Duck Pond Park, please begin checking in at 8:45 a.m. so we can start walking at 9 a.m. The distance to the farmers market from Duck Pond Park is 1.8 miles.

All families will receive the WWBPA’s bicycle and walking map of West Windsor as well as a free ticket for a drawing for $5 Market Bucks (three winners, selected at the WWBPA table at the market). If you join along the way, look for the person with the sign-in clipboard to claim your map and ticket.

This walk is open to all. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickup points:

Ascot Crescent and Bear Brook Road (the first time the roads meet): no earlier than 9:10 a.m.

Ascot Crescent and Bear Brook Road (the second time the roads meet): no earlier than 9:13 a.m.

Greylynne Drive and Bear Brook Road:  no earlier than 9:18 a.m.

Winthrop Way and Bear Brook Road:  no earlier than 9:20 a.m.

Opposite Windsor Haven Drive and Bear Brook Road (the first time the roads meet): no earlier than 9:26 a.m.

Bear Brook roundabout and Goldfinch Boulevard: no earlier than 9:30 a.m.

We aim to be at the farmers market no earlier than 9:40 a.m.

NOTE: We will not have a group walk back to Duck Pond Park. Head back on your own after you’ve finished shopping, chatting, noshing and listening to music.

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