Another Great Bike the Barns!

Another Great Bike the Barns!

Burr Oak Gardens, the second farm stop on this year's Bike the Barns, as captured by rider Ashley Kuehl.

Photo by BTB rider Ashley Kuehl shows riders arriving at Luna Circle Farm in Rio.

The 8th annual Bike the Barns was a huge success, thanks to your support…

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:

~Luna Circle Farm, Burr Oak Gardens LLC, JenEhr Family Farm, Emerald Meadows and Sassy Cow Creamery for hosting our riders

~ 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

~ Monty’s Blue Plate Diner and Basset Street Brunch Club for partnering on the LUNCH (so so soooo good!) and kebabs at the After Party!

~ La Fortuna for the very popular & delicious wood-fired pizzas also at the After Party

~ Mermaid Cafe and Slow Food UW for the awesome side salads at the After Party–what a great team!

~ Willy Street Co-op for supplying groceries for our food partners and the BTB Appreciation Party!

Save the Date for Next Year:  2015 Bike the Barns  |  Ride Date: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015  |  Registration Opens: Monday, June 15, 2015 And if you'd like an early season, challenging ride, check out FairShare's Bike the Barns Driftless ride held the last Sunday in June.

Save the Date for Next Year: 2015 Bike the Barns
Ride Date: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 | Registration Opens: Monday, June 15, 2015

~ 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),

~ Capital Brewery for beer and Hydro Street Brewing Co.  for their beer, cream soda and root beer, and brew goddess Sandye Adams for her bartending expertise!

~ 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

~ Wrenclaw, Boo Bradley, and the No Name String Band for the great entertainment

~ 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

Special Thanks to our 2014 EVENT SPONSORS
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