6th Annual Bike the Barns an ‘Outrageously Good Time’!

6th Annual Bike the Barns an ‘Outrageously Good Time’!

Bike Parking at Vermont Valley Community FarmThank you Bike the Barns riders, volunteers and sponsors! What a great day!

Thanks to all for helping Bike the Barns become an inspiring fundraiser and community in support of fresh food for all.

The 6th annual Bike the Barns, presented with Underground Food Collective and Just Coffee Cooperative on Sunday, Sept. 16, was a huge success, thanks to your support.

Special thanks to:

~Uphill Grind, Bleu Mont Dairy, Dreamfarm, and Vermont Valley Community Farm LLC for hosting our riders

~ The amateur radio team led by Don Michalski that handled communications at our farm stops and in the sag vehicles

~ The on-bike support riders who helped folks with their bikes

~ Williamson Bicycle Works (Willy Bikes) and REI for their donations of mechanic techs and supplies! Thanks for the bicycle bells, Willy Bikes!

~ Madison Sourdough and Batch Bakehouse for all the yummy baked goods, buns and bread

~ Willy Street Co-op’s bakery for the delicious dessert treats

~ Capital Brewery and Deb Menz with sidekick George Zenz from Sustainable Times for serving all that beer (hello, no beer lines!)

~ FairShare farmers who donated produce, straw bales, flowers, vehicles, wagon stage and so much more!

~ The fantastic volunteers, both individuals and groups, such as F.H. King and Slow Food UW.

~ The massage therapists at Bergamot Massage Therapy & Bodywork

~ The Forward! Marching Band and singer  Corey Hart for the great entertainment

~ All our many sponsors who help underwrite the ride’s cost

~ And thanks to our riders and their fundraising efforts and contributions to the Partner Shares program

Your 2012 Bike the Barns Sponsors (and their corresponding tomatoes!):

Just Coffee Cooperative
Underground Food Collective

Brandywine Heirloom Tomato

Death’s Door Spirits
MGE Foundation

Black Prince Heirloom Tomato

Capital Brewery
REI Madison
Sustainable Times
Whole Foods Market
Williamson Bicycle Works
Willy St. Co-op

Pink Beauty Tomato

American Family Insurance
Badgerland Financial
Batch Bakehouse
Bergamot Massage Therapy & Bodywork
Heartland Credit Union
Organic Valley
WI Farmers Union

Sungold Cherry Tomato Level

CUNA Mutual Foundation
Eating in Madison A to Z
Edible Madison
Full Spectrum Solar
Midwestern BioAg
THORPS Haircuts & Color
Toyota – Smart Motors
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Community Contributors

Baer Insurance
Hooks Cheese

In-Kind Food & Farm Contributors

Asylum Sweet Corn
Batch Bakehouse
Bleu Mont Dairy
Blue Moon Community Farm
Capital Brewery
Emerald Meadows
Gardens of Goodness
Harmony Valley Farm
Keewaydin Farm
Madison Sourdough
Morren Family Farm
Nami Moon
Plowshare Community Farm
Potter’s Crackers
Primrose Valley Farm
Ridgeland Harvest
Sassy Cow Creamery
Sprouting Acres
Tipi Produce
Underground Meats
Vermont Valley Community Farm LLC
Willy Street Co-op
Wisco Pop

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition