35th Annual Bike-A-Thon 

YOU CAN DONATE VIA PAYPAL TO THEY BIKE A THON.
Please add "Bikeathon" as a note at the top of the page as well as the name of the rider you're sponsoring (If none no worries, just leave that part blank!)

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The same Bike-a-Thon you love, with options to keep you and your loved ones safe 

Choose your own adventure style

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  Saturday, August 15, 2020: bike, hike, or walk as an individual or household in person - Due to COVID-19 restriction - limited to first 50 riders/walkers to sign up

  • Friday, August 14, packet & tshirt pick up at Bethel Lutheran Church Parking Lot at 6:00pm to 7:00pm (other arrangements can be made if necessary)
  • Check-in on Saturday, August 15 between 9am - 10am at Mt. Horeb Train Depot. This check in will require turning in the health screening form. 
  • The check in process will be low contact/no contact – Masks are encouraged for check in and will be available for those that need one
  • A snack pack will be provided at the Friday evening packet pick up
  • T shirts will be packaged by household
  •  Participate with your household & stay physically distant from others on the trail

Adventure Option 2:

Bike, hike or walk as an individual or household on your own

  • You can participate in and around your neighborhood
  • You can participate on the Military Ridge State trail or other local trails

For both options we encourage you to set a personal goal based on time or distance.

To sign up to be a rider, walker, or hiker for this event (for either adventure option listed above) Click Here

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We also suggest visiting, donating to, and sharing our fundraiser via Facebook to raise funds! Not sure what to say when sharing? No worries, we've got you covered, just copy and paste the below statement (feel free to add in your own flare as well!)

 

 "On August 15th 2020, I will be riding in the Bethel Horizons Bike A Thon 2020 to raise funds supporting the Adventure and Environmental Education Programs at Bethel Horizons. Over the years tens of thousands of people have been impacted by these comprehensive high quality outdoor education programs. That is why I’m partnering with them, supporting their work by participating in their annual Bike-A-Thon. I will be biking 30 miles from Mt Horeb to Ridgeway and back on the Military Ridge State Trail (or edit to include your virtual option or personal goal). I have set a goal of raising $________ to support their programs. Will you support me in this goal? Your gift will directly support the Adventure and Environmental Education Programs at Bethel Horizons"

Click here to see the most current spreadsheet of current riders, and their sponsors.

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Whether you plan to participate in the event or not, we ask you to considering supporting our continued effort to foster a better understanding of God, Self, Others, and Nature. Supporters like you have sustained Bethel Horizon’s work with several thousand participants for over 50 years. Let’s weather this challenge together.  

Need more convincing? Read what folks are saying about Bethel Horizons;

“Each summer, we welcome interns from across the country and one of the highlights of their experience is the team-building and ropes course that Phil Bramley facilitates through Bethel Horizons.  Phil has delivered an exceptional experience to our summer interns for many years.  He has a way of quickly moving the interns from individuals to a team and establishing relationships that last well beyond the internship.  Phil and his team take time to understand what we are looking for each summer, they know our brand and the importance of creating connections for the interns as they begin their summer long experience with Lands’ End.”

-- Adrienne Bestul, Senior Manager, Talent Development - Employee Services at Lands' End

 

“The City of Madison Police Department Pre-Service Academy has partnered with Bethel Horizons since 2008. Bethel Horizons has been instrumental in helping MPD take a class of strangers and bring them together to overcome challenges. Bethel Horizons uses their ropes course to teach new officers how to communicate effectively and work as a team. By the end of the two days, our new recruits become a team and are ready to take on the challenges of the MPD academy. What they learn in those two days is implemented throughout their careers at MPD. We will continue to work with Bethel Horizons and their Staff as there is no one else that can do this so successfully.”

-- Sgt Kipp Hartman, Madison Police Pre-Service Academy 

 

“Over the last 15 years, 5th grade students in the River Valley School District look forward to the environmental and outdoor experiences that provide them adventure and challenge in an authentic environment at Bethel Horizons.  Increased self-esteem, teamwork, laughter, confidence, and health related improvements are just a few benefits kids realize while participating in the programs that Bethel Horizons amazing staff provide to their guests.”  

-- Nikki Berry, Physical Education Teacher, River Valley Middle School

 

“I was very impressed with your interactions with our 7-8 grade group on the ropes course. You did an excellent job of engaging and managing the kids with powerful life lessons. I really enjoyed our time with you and the students talked about their experience the rest of the week.” – Randy Peck, Principal, Our Redeemer Lutheran School

 

“Wow, what an amazing field trip on Friday....rain and all!  I cannot tell you how much fun the students and adults had.  We are completely impressed with your staff, your knowledge, and your positive ways of dealing with students.  I am so happy that my cohorts agreed to us trying Bethel Horizons this year.  Watching students overcome their fear and apprehension was rewarding for us and them.  It will be a memory that they'll never forget!!” – Mary Sprecher, 6th Grade Teacher, Sauk Prairie Middle School

 

CORPORATE SPONSORS OF THE 35th ANNUAL BIKE-A-THON INCLUDE:

  • AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE

  • THRIVENT ACTION TEAM AWARDS

  • JOHN F. SUBY AND ASSOCIATES S.C