Registration open for annual Bike the Barns fundraiser

VERONA, Wis. (WMTV) – Registration is open for the fifteenth 12 months of Bike the Barns, Madison’s premier bike, meals and fame occasion to boost cash for recent meals for households.

Bike the Barns is a one-day leisure biking charity occasion on Sunday, September 17, 2023 that options stops at space farms, scrumptious native meals, farm actions and reside music. Participants can select between two routes, a shorter 30-mile route or an extended 60-mile route, having fun with farm-fresh snacks and a gourmand lunch alongside the method. Both routes move via scenic landscapes in southern Wisconsin, providing picture-perfect views, and start and finish at Badger Prairie County Park in Verona.

The fundraiser can be the FairShare CSA Coalition’s largest annual fundraiser for the Partner Actions program, which improves households’ entry to farm-fresh produce by offering monetary help for a share of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Requests for help have reached an all-time excessive over the previous two years as households have been hit by the pandemic and, extra not too long ago, by rising meals costs and inflation.

All runners will cease at Crossroads Community Farm and Farley Center, house to small farm members of the FairShare CSA Coalition. For adventurous long-distance riders, further stops at Prairie Bluff Farm and Snug Haven Farm present further miles and exquisite countryside views. Each cease provides a singular expertise and contributors will have the ability to take an interactive tour of the farm earlier than leaving for the subsequent farm expertise!

The fifth Annual Bus the Barns additionally returns for one other 12 months. All the similar farm excursions, scrumptious native meals, festive music and group leisure on the similar day – plus further actions held at the farm – Bus the Barns is a good alternative to take pleasure in Wisconsin’s lovely countryside, to satisfy native farmers and expertise small scale farming up shut with a guided bus tour.

Registration for Bike and Bus the Barns is now open. For extra info, go to or

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