This year’s Ride will mark the 25th annual bike ride to benefit The Ridges Sanctuary, Wisconsin’s first land trust. From its grassroots beginnings, this event has grown to be our largest annual fundraiser with over 700 cyclists participating in 2012. Proceeds from registration fees support our efforts in research, education and land preservation.
The Bike to Benefit sponsorship program is an additional way for Ride participants and supporters to raise funds to benefit a specific Ridges project. Last year, this program helped raise money for a full restoration of the historic Lower Range Light which is anticipated to be completed this June. In 2013, Bike to Benefit will support the first phase of an important conservation initiative – the reintroduction of the Showy and Yellow Lady’s-Slipper orchids to the restored ridges and swales behind the future site of The Ridges new interpretive center.
Not riding this year? Don’t have a cyclist to sponsor? No worries! You can still support the Ride and our orchid project by making an online donation here.