Bike the Barns Driftless
This year’s bicycle ride starts in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and features two farm stops – Ridgeland Harvest and Driftless Organics – with lots of delicious food and great farm activities along the way. The route is 55 miles in length and covers around 3,400 ft. of elevation gain.
Rider Registration includes an event gift and food along the route including: a breakfast snack, plated lunch, afternoon snack/dessert, and a post-ride picnic and beer.
Bus the Barns Driftless
FairShare is excited to announce the first ever Bus the Barns tour: a fun way to have a day on the farm without having to bike 50+ miles!
Bus the Barns registration includes bus transportation, farm tours at Ridgeland Harvest and Driftless Organics, activities at each farm stop (with family-friendly options- more details coming soon), a gourmet lunch on the farm, and a farm-fresh snack. Bus the Barns participants are invited to join the After Party for the event, for an additional fee.
When you participate in Bike the Barns, you not only enjoy a day of traveling to local farms and eating artisan delicacies, but you also support our community’s health — the health of our neighbors, our land, our farmers, and our local economies.
Proceeds from this event benefit FairShare and our Partner Shares program, which helps low-income families purchase local, organic vegetables and have a direct connection with their food and farm through community supported agriculture. We’re riding to make sure all of our neighbors have access to fresh, healthy food!
**All bike riders must register either on Saturday, June 24 from 1-3 PM at the Viroqua Food Co-op, or at the event between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 25
Bike riders will depart in waves at 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. from the Food Enterprise Center in Viroqua and begin the 55-mile marked loop through the scenic Driftless area, visiting these fun stops along the way:
The Route – Bus timing:
10 a.m. – Meet at Viroqua Food Enterprise Center, introductions and travel to farm
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Visit Driftless Organics – includes lunch, farm tour and a sunflower oil pressing demo
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Visit Ridgeland Harvest – includes snack, fermentation demo, and farm and bee hive tours
3 pm – Return to Viroqua Food Enterprise Center
Both bikers and bus-riders will enjoy these fun activities on our two farm stops, Driftless Organics and Ridgeland Harvest.
This year’s event is catered by the fabulous Rooted Spoon Culinary and Kickapoo Cafe.
Event Facebook Page Check out our 5th Annual Bike the Barns Driftless Facebook Page. It’s a great place to connect with your friends and family (and make new friends) that will be participating in the ride.
FairShare cannot offer full refunds after June 11th. If for some reason you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to a friend or relative – please contact the office to get your replacement rider signed up.
FairShare can offer a partial refund (50%) until June 18th. Please contact the FairShare office if you have any questions: (608) 226-0300.