Farmers David, Abby & Soleia Bachhuber of Lovefood, LLC support the Partner Shares Program! Photo by: Etikette

Bike the Barns: A Fundraiser for Fresh Food for All!

FairShare CSA Coalition believes everyone has a right to fresh, nutritious food!

Bike the Barns helps increase access to fresh food for Wisconsin families.  All pledges raised by Bike the Barns participants support Partner Shares, ensuring a strong and just local food system. We are biking for Fresh Food for ALL!

The Partner Shares Program helps make fresh, local food more affordable by providing financial assistance for the purchase of CSA shares, and ensuring farmers get a fair price.

Your generous support ensures all our neighbors have access to fresh, healthy food through CSA!

Every dollar raised through Bike the Barns pledges goes directly to support the Partner Shares program and families.

Learn more about the Partner Shares program.

How You Can Help


2017 Goals

In 2016, Bike the Barns raised more than $43,000 in pledges to provide financial assistance so families could join the CSA farm of their choice, bringing them fresh, healthy, local, organic food.

As a Pledge Rider – you help FairShare connect even more households to CSA farms by raising at least $100  – get 10 friends to contribute $10!

Share your fundraising page link in emails and on social media; many employers will also match donations!

We owe a special thanks to 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.

2017 Individual Fundraising Prizes

Riders who go above and beyond their fundraising goal enjoy sweet prizes as they reach each Pledge Level. Prizes are cumulative, so the more $$ you raise, the more you’re rewarded!

Pledge Level prize details will be posted here and announced at the kick-off party on June 29th. Keep checking this page for more details as we confirm the sweet prizes in store for you. Pledge Levels eligible for prize packages are:

  • $150+ | Cycling Cap or Event T-Shirt
  • $250+| Free Bike the Barns Registration!
  • $350+ | Bike the Barns Cycling Jersey
  • $500+ | Eligible for top fundraiser prizes!
  • $750+  | Foodie Gift Basket
  • $1,000+ | FairShare CSA Farm Market Share Membership

Get started early for special incentives:

  • Raise $75 by July 15th – win a prize!
  • Raise $100 by July 30th – win a prize!
  • Raise $150 by August 15th – win a prize!

Fundraiser Kick-Off Party

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Location: Madison Sourdough Company, Williamson St.
What: Get tips, tools and tricks to reach your fundraising goals! Socialize with past top fundraisers, enjoy snacks, beverages, and camaraderie with fellow riders and passionate community members!

Top individual fundraisers (over $500 raised) are eligible to win great prizes from:

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*All fundraising pledges are due by 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 to count toward your fundraising prize total. Funds must clear PayPal and checks received in the FairShare Office to count toward your fundraising total. Pledges and checks that are not paid within two weeks will be deleted from the system. Your pledges must have been received  to count toward your fundraising total. No ‘pending’ or ‘incomplete’ pledges will be counted. 

Teams

Riders are welcome to form teams. Fundraising teams are eligible for excellent team fundraising prizes – TBA. Teams work together to fundraise. Each team member must meet the $60 minimum pledge goal. Contributions made to teams will not count toward the individual fundraiser prizes. Individual team members are eligible to earn individual fundraising prizes. 

Prize Pick-Up

Top fundraisers can pick up your prizes on the day of the event. Top fundraiser prizes will be available for pick-up at the After Party after 5 p.m. Jerseys will be available for pick-up the morning of the ride. At 5:15 p.m., we’ll announce the top fundraisers. Please be present to get your prize. Thank you so much for your time and for your support of local farms, food and families!

If you don’t pick them up at the event, you will need to come by the FairShare office.

If you have questions about fundraising, please contact us at jenna@csacoalition.org.

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition