Duration: 9 hours
Length: 28, 58 or 78 miles
Cost: $125, or $65 plus a minimum $60 fundraising commitment
Bike the Barns, taking place on September 17, 2017, is a quintessential Madison event because it combines biking, local farms and philanthropy. Riders cruise through rolling hills on country roads, and visit three sustainable farms along the way. Farm-fresh snacks and a plated lunch are provided, and the event ends with live music, beer and a foodie picnic. All proceeds from Bike the Barns go to FairShare CSA Coalition, which brings fresh, organic food from local farms to low-income families in the Madison area.