bike rides for farmers!
9th Annual Ride to Farm
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Ride to Farm is a bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WSBDF). Retiring farmers are leaving farming at a much faster rate than new farmers are starting. The school meets the critical need to train, mentor and support Wisconsin’s next generation of dairy and livestock farmers. The program emphasizes low-capital, environmentally friendly, grass-based dairy farming. About 400 students have attended the school and more than 75 percent of its graduates are farming.
The School is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Farm and Industry Short Course, both within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison.
There is no entry fee for Ride to Farm. However, all riders age 12 and older are required to raise at least $50 in order to participate in this event. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THIS GOAL BY MAY 30th, 2012, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIDE. We strongly encourage riders to exceed this fundraising goal. We have fabulous prizes for our top fundraisers, including two tickets to any show at American Players Theater.
There will be rest stops on two grass-based dairy farms. On both farms, you can snack on local cheese made from the farms' milk. Lunch is on your own, but the official lunch stop each year is at a Culver's - one of our generous sponsors. If you prefer to ride half of the course, you can start or end your ride at the Culver's (you'll need to provide your own transportation).
After the ride, please join us for drinks and camaraderie at Goodland Park. Families are welcome to join us for the post-ride fun.
More ride details will soon be available on the Event Information page.