Bike the Barns is a fundraiser for FairShare CSA Coalition and supports one of our critical programs – Partner Shares, which brings fresh, organic food from local farms to low-income families in our community. [Video] Between 2008 and 2012 we have increased the number of households we assist through Partner Shares by over 225 percent. In 2012, we provided over 23,000 pounds of fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables to limited‐resource families, reaching more than 2,500 individuals. With continued support, we will reach more households and community agencies with resources for improving nutrition, health, and community.
We owe a special thanks to all of our sponsors, riders, and volunteers who help make this program happen through their support of this event. Riders create personal fundraising pages through our online registration system to invite their friends and families to support their ride and keep track of their fundraising progress.
Please take this opportunity to pledge your support for our riders and be a part of this important effort!
TOP FUNDRAISING PRIZES
The top fundraisers will get FREE registration for the 2014 Bike the Barns
Be placed in a raffle for the following prizes:
For bike geeks, a professional-quality carbon wheelset manufactured by Zipp and donated by SRAM
Travoy Trailer from Willy St. Bikes
For the outdoor lover who needs some swanky new gear, a $200 gift card from REI (Good for any REI brand or Novara cycling products) plus 2 red Minimalist day packs (great for camping!)
A Year of Coffee from our friends at Just Coffee Cooperative
For the trendy cyclist, a collection of eye-catching NatrilGear bike products made from responsibly sourced materials and labor
A 1-hour professional portrait session
If you do not know a rider who is participating in the ride this year, please consider donating to the Carrot Cruiser, FairShare’s Ghost Rider.
Individual Fundraising Prizes
Riders who go above and beyond their fundraising goal of $50 will enjoy these sweet prizes as you reach each Pledge Pepper Level.
Sweet Bell Pepper Pledger: $150+
• Bike the Barns pint glass and bumper sticker
Hot Wax Pepper Pledger*: $250+
• Bike the Barns 2013 T-shirt
Habanero Pepper Pledger*: $500+
• Sweet bike gear items from Williamson Bicycle Works
• FREE registration for 2014 Bike the Barns
The top individual fundraisers win one of the great prizes to the right! And the top fundraiser also will receive a Bike the Barns jersey!
*Turn in all of your fundraising pledges by 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 to be eligible for the fundraising prizes.
We are offering online team registration for Bike the Barns this year. Team registrations are limited to 10 people (but you can do multiple teams!), and we request that your team fundraising goal be a minimum of $75/person. Encourage your workplace to support Fresh Food For All!
Individual riders within a team are not eligible for individual fundraising prizes; teams that reach their fundraising goals will be awarded with Bike the Barns pint glasses.
The team that raises the most pledges will get a special dinner party and farm tour at High Meadow Farm in Johnson Creek.
All prizes will be provided after the ride at Lake Leota Park in Evansville. We’ll announce also announce the top fundraisers and their prizes at 5:15 p.m.