Bike the Barns helps increase access to fresh food for Wisconsin families. Every dollar fundraised by Bike the Barns fundraiser riders supports The Partner Shares Program, ensuring a strong and just local food system. We are biking for fresh food for ALL!
Partner Shares helps make fresh, local food more affordable by providing financial assistance for the purchase of CSA shares, and ensuring farmers get a fair price. We could not do this without your generous support.
We owe a special thanks to our sponsors, riders, and volunteers who help make this program happen through their support of this event.
In 2017, 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.
Our goal for 2018 is $50,000 and in order to reach this we are challenging every pledge rider to raise at least $100 by asking 10 friends to contribute $10!
Riders who go above and beyond their fundraising goal enjoy sweet prizes as they reach each Fundraising Level. Prizes are cumulative, so the more $$ you raise, the more you’re rewarded!
$100 by August 1st | Bike the Barns Tea Towel and be entered to win a Schwinn Bike
$150 | Cycling Cap or Event T-Shirt
$250 | Free Bike the Barns Registration in 2019
$500 | Farm-Fresh Foodie Basket and one of the top prizes:
The Farm-Fresh Foodie Basket includes all of the following:
~Apple Butter from Two Onion Farm
~Goat Cheese from Dreamfarm
~Preserves from Quince and Apple
Top Prizes include:
~Two-night stay for two at Circle M Farmstay
~Two-night stay for two at Innisfree Farmstay
~REI Camp Picnic Set (including stove, pan, plates, utensils, and more)
~Deluxe Picnic from Fromagination
$1,000 | Choice of Bonus Top Prize (below)
~Short Stack Eatery gift bag (includes $20 gift card, SSE T-shirt, and a bag of coffee)
~Bike Gear Pack (includes cycling gloves, a seat pack, smart bag, cycling cap, and more)
~$50 Gift Card to REI
~Karben 4 Brewery gift bag (includes a growler glass, K4 T-shirt, $15 gift card, K4 hat, and more)
Top Fundraiser Only| CSA Market Share Membership
Riders are welcome to form teams. Fundraising teams are eligible for excellent team fundraising prizes (see below). 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.
Teams who raise at least $1,000 are eligible to win the following:
~Gourmet Charcuterie, Cheese, Pickled Vegetables, & More from Underground Butcher
Find information about prize pick-up on our FAQ page.
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. Share your fundraising page link in emails and on social media; many employers will also match donations!
*All fundraising pledges are
due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 31st to count toward your fundraising prize total – prize deadline extended to 11:59 p.m. September 4th. 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.
If you have questions about fundraising, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.