Bike, walk or drive throughout Southern Wisconsin during our new, interactive event - Routes to Roots! Head outside and explore up to 13 custom walking and biking tours of varying lengths.
Re-visit your favorite Bike the Barns routes, and explore new food adventures in a safe and accessible way. Each tour includes interactive audio & visual components, all focused on our food, farms & natural surroundings!
Choose from one of three custom tour packages -- and new routes will be revealed throughout the summer. Routes to Roots will culminate with a virtual celebration on September 20, 2020.
Sign up TODAY for fun summer activities that support local farmers and bring fresh, local food to families.
video clips courtesy of Mike Palzkill and Roger Bindl
custom tour app
When you register, FairShare will send you a unique user code to unlock your custom Routes to Roots app experience.
hear from farmers
When you bike, walk, run, or drive, you will be treated to audio commentary along the way. Listen to farmers tell you about what they are growing, local musicians playing their favorite tunes, and experts discussing food in Wisconsin.
maps + guide
Each route comes with offline access to maps, tour preparation, and visual + written descriptions at each destination. Enable the geo-fence feature to have these pop up in real time, based on where you are in the route.
Routes come with quizzes, and scavenger hunts. Register and play between June 29 and September 20 for the chance to win prizes! Join the Routes to Roots Facebook group to see what other riders are doing.
ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:
A participant swag bag
A participant gift
Routes to Roots App: maps, audio commentary + visual guide (code good until end of year)
Invitation to join FairShare's Facebook group
A calendar full of pop-up events and activities
+ A combination of the following:
Extra Long: 72 miles
Long: ~60 miles
Medium: ~30 miles
Short: <20 miles
Driftless: 50 miles
1-2 hours (also good for runners, and short bike rides)
Let’s empower more farms and families by raising $30,000 this year!
Funds provide critical support to FairShare programs. When you give, you help us bring low-income families farm-fresh veggies and create vital resources for local farmers.
Here's how YOU can make a difference for farms and families:
1. FUNDRAISE WHILE YOU RIDE, WALK, OR RUN.
2. NOT RIDING? YOU CAN STILL FUNDRAISE!
3. MAKE A DONATION TO FAIRSHARE.
Donate online, or mail your donation.
You don’t need to know a rider to be able to donate through our Routes to Roots cause page
how to fundraise
1. SPREAD THE WORD
Send an email, share your Fundraising Page on Facebook, or mail out postcards!
Tell your network about why you are participating in Routes to Roots and how they can help feed families.
2. KNOW THE CAUSE
FairShare helps over 180 low-income families afford fresh, organic food, as well as the ability to pay with SNAP benefits. FairShare also provides critical resources for farmers to rapidly innovate during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. When you ride, fundraise, or donate, you protect farms and feed families.
3. SHARE THE IMPACT
$15 provides one week of fresh veggies to a low-income family household.
$60 supports farmer innovation with the guidance of FairShare staff.
$125 makes it possible for FairShare to host a virtual training to share critical resources with small farmers.
$300 supports one household for an entire growing season!
The fundraising levels below are cumulative, and will be awarded and distributed in September.
FairShare Water Bottle
Davines Market Bag
Discover CSA Shirt
Mason Jar Mug
2021 BTB Registration
Local Food Pack
more top fundraising prizes to be unlocked!