Thank 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.
Special thanks to:
~ The City of Columbus for their outstanding Fireman’s Park and Amy Jo Meyers for being so accommodating (they rent the pavilion for weddings!)
~ 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
~ REI Madison for their donations of mechanic techs, supplies, and fundraiser prizes, not to mention, giving away water bottles at registration!
~ Willy Bikes for SAG support and their fundraiser prize donation
~ La Fortuna for the very popular & delicious wood-fired pizzas also at the After Party
~ Willy Street Co-op for supplying groceries for our food partners and the BTB Appreciation Party!
~ 4 &20 Bakery and Cafe for their selection of breakfast scones
~ Madison Sourdough for the yummy granola bars
~ Good Food Madison for the wraps, which were indeed very good food!
~ Graze for the chocolate chip cookies. Cookies and milk, mmmmmmm!
~ Lapacek Orchard’s apples! Great place to take the fam this fall (a multitude of kittens AND apples),
~ FairShare farmers who donated tons of produce, the wagon stage and so much more!
~ The fantastic volunteers, both individuals and groups
~ The massage therapists at Bergamot Massage Therapy & Bodywork
~ All our many sponsors who help underwrite the ride’s cost (see below)
~ And finally, thanks to our riders for their shining good attitudes and fundraising and contributions to the Partner Shares program!
Everyone is so kind and friendly, you are generous with the food, smiles, and giveaways; the swag is incredible!! Routes are awesome — and it is all and all truly wonderful. ~ response from the 2014 rider survey