When J and I attended the Isthmus Green Day expo a couple weeks ago to hear Mark Bittman give the keynote address, I spotted this great poster promoting Bike the Barns here in South-central Wisconsin.
As the FairShare CSA Coalition website describes, the event is “a spectacular fundraising bicycle ride that features local farms and local food prepared by Underground Food Collective. When you participate in Bike the Barns, you not only enjoy a day biking to local farms and eating artisan delicacies, but you also support our community’s health – the health of our neighbors, our land, our farmers, and our local economies. Proceeds from this event benefit FairShare’s Partner Shares Program which helps low-income families purchase fresh, local, organic vegetables and have a direct connection with their food and farm through community supported agriculture.”
I’ve never done it before, but it looks and sounds like a lot of fun in support of a great cause. (For a few more photos, check out pics from the 2010 event thanks to Emily Mills, AKA Lost Albatross, via Flickr.)
The 2012 event, the sixth annual, is scheduled for Sunday, September 16. Registration opens June 15 and is anticipated to fill up by mid-August. Get the details here.