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

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.

2018 Goals

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

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!

How You Can Help

  • Be a Fundraiser Rider!
  • Donate to a Bike the Barns rider:
  • Donate through our Bike the Barns cause page (even if you do not know a rider who is participating this year).
  • Be a Virtual Rider! Fundraise even if you cannot attend the ride this year.
    • Registration is free.
    • Simply create a fundraising page following the steps under How to Fundraise.

2018 Fundraiser 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 as they are confirmed. Keep checking this page for more details as we confirm the sweet prizes in store for you.

Individual Prizes (unless noted, funds must be submitted by August 31st)

$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 Registration in 2019

$350 | Bike the Barns Cycling Jersey

$500 | Farm-Fresh Foodie Basket (includes an assortment of preserves, cheese, soap, and maple syrup from local farms and Quince and Appleand one of the top prizes (see below)

Top Fundraiser (raises at least $1,000) | CSA Market Share Membership

Riders who raise $500+ are eligible to win one of the following top prizes:

Circle M Market Farm

Short Stack Eatery gift bag (includes $20 gift card, SSE T-shirt, and a bag of coffee)

Two-night stay for two at Circle M Farmstay

Two-night stay for two at Innisfree Farmstay

Schwinn Bike

Saris Bones 3-Bike Rack


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. 

Find information about prize pick-up on our FAQ page.

How to Fundraise

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. 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

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition