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 TOURS 

With 10 routes in total, each tour will come with offline access to route maps, visual + written descriptions at each destination, along with audio commentary and music.  FairShare is collaborating with a multitude of community partners, farms, and musicians in order to create an engaging experience for people of all ages and abilities. 

farms

As you arrive at each farm destination,  listen to audio of those farmers telling you a little bit about the farm you're looking at, what crops they grow, and more. 

local musicians

 

Need a soundtrack for your ride? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Each tour will feature select songs from local musicians.  Like what you hear? Follow the in-app links to support the artists. 

community partners

What roles do bees play in the food landscape? What are some common birds songs that you might hear while walking through the city? We are partnering with experts in the community to provide engaging content throughout your tours.

food

Food. Isn't that what this is all about? Each tour will come with recommendations of food providers that source locally, instructions on specific pickup details, and recommendations for some grab and go meals to bring on the route.

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Madison Walk: Eagle Heights and Picnic Point

RELEASE DATE: June 1

A short walk that will check off all the buckets; gorgeous wooded trails through the Lakeshore Nature preserve, open prairie, and an abundance of inspirational community gardens. Hear from community members heading the COVID-19 Mutual Aid Gardens, along with the Black Diasporic Cropping Trial Gardens, learn about bat conservation and more.

Note: Portions of this route go over uneven terrain and through high grass. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

TYPE

Walk, Run

DIFFICULTY

Easy

LENGTH

2.8 miles

TIME

1-2 hours

LOCATION

Madison

FEATURING:

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Covid-19 Mutual Aid Garden, Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Black Diasporic Seed Trials, Seed Savers, F.H. King, and MORE!

POP-UP CHALLENGES:
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Lake Leota Park

RELEASE DATE: June 1

Starting in Evansville, riders can expect a laid back route on pretty, low traffic, rural roads. With relatively few cues to keep track of, riders can sit back and focus on the important stuff; like expansive countryside views.

TYPE

Cycle, Drive

DIFFICULTY

Easy

LENGTH

30.5 miles

TIME

1.5 - 3 hours

LOCATION

Evansville

FEATURING:

FARMS: Scotch Hill Farm, Tipi Produce

POP-UP CHALLENGES:
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Ripley Park

RELEASE DATE: June 18

This tour begins in the beautiful Lake Ripley Area, and takes you through rolling hills, past lakes and streams, and various historical markers. Learn about the changes to the landscape, and vestiges of old settlements and trades. The route will highlight FairShare farms: Wholesome Harvest, and Sprouting Acres. If you embark on the 1st or 3rd Saturday of the month, you will have the opportunity to treat yourself to some farm-fresh pizza at Sprouting Acres. As you end your route enjoy lake views at Ripley Park, and activities such as disc golf and tennis.

TYPE

Cycle, Drive

DIFFICULTY

Easy/Medium

LENGTH

25.6 miles

TIME

1.5 - 2.5 hours

LOCATION

Cambridge

FEATURING:

FARMS: Sprouting Acres, Wholesome Harvest

POP-UP CHALLENGES:
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Mt. Horeb

RELEASE DATE: July 2

More information to come. Stay tuned!

TYPE

Cycle, Drive

DIFFICULTY

Medium

LENGTH

25.7 miles

TIME

1.5 - 2.5 hours

LOCATION

Mt. Horeb

FEATURING:

FARMS: Squashington Farm, Crossroads Community Farm, The Farley Center/Los Jalapeños

POP-UP CHALLENGES:
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Lake Farm

RELEASE DATE: July 2

Rolling hills sprinkled throughout this route will make you work hard, if cycling, but meandering country roads, picturesque barns, natural areas, and countless scenic vistas will reward you for your efforts. This route features a number of FairShare farms: Blue Moon Community Farm, Lovefood Farm, and Sprouting Acres. Time it with Sprouting Acres' pizza night on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, or wrap up the route with a bite to eat in charming McFarland main street.

Note: this route requires occasional biking along busy roads.

TYPE

Cycle, Drive

DIFFICULTY

Difficult

LENGTH

48.7 miles

TIME

3 - 5 hours

LOCATION

Stoughton/McFarland

FEATURING:

FARMS: Blue Moon Community Farm, Parisi Family Farm, Lovefood Farm, Sprouting Acres

POP-UP CHALLENGES:

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