On Saturday there's no need to worry about traffic getting in the way of walking or biking down Jefferson Park Avenue in Charlottesville. The City is closing off a mile of the road so neighbors can take to the streets on two wheels or two feet.
Bike Walk Play JPA is an open street festival. It will include family friendly activities including trash bowling, a water balloon gauntlet, live music, and outdoor yoga. There will also be plenty of food there as well.
Similar events have taken place in communities across the country, and Susan Elliott, a Bike Walk Play Organizer, says it's a great way to meet neighbors and learn about businesses in the community.
"You can build a community. You can build a relationship to help connect people to the people around them, but also to the organizations that are in their neighborhood," Elliott said.
Bike Walk Play JPA is accessible by the free trolley and the number four bus. There will also be free parking at the Jefferson Park Baptist Church and the Cherry Avenue Christian Church.
There will also be a farmer's market at the Fry's Spring Beach Club from 7 A.M. to noon. That's located at 2512 Jefferson Park Avenue Charlottesville.
Bike Walk Play JPA is from 9 A.M. to noon. The event is open to any form of active travel and recreation whether it's walking, biking, or unicycling. For a map of the event area click here.
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