38th Annual Bike-A-Thon

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61952291_2352693964754074_1935892629623406592_o.jpg Get your crew together and join us for the 38th Annual Bethel Horizons Bike-A-Thon on Saturday, June 3, 2023! 

In a world where people spend hours on screens and minutes outside, you can reverse that and help people spend hours outside and minutes on screens by participating in the 38th Bethel Horizons Bike-A-Thon.

This fundraiser supports the Adventure & Environmental Educations programs at Bethel Horizons providing hundreds of field trips to thousands of students each year. 

Everybody deserves transformative experiences in nature.


Your donations keep the Adventure & Environmental Education Programs at Bethel Horizons going and growing by providing transformative experiences in nature for those we serve.  No donation is too small - each and every dollar counts.

The Bethel Horizons Bike-A-Thon starts at the Mount Horeb Train Depot and participants ride on the Military Ridge State Trail. The ride is supported with rest stops along the way and a lunch/snack pack will be provided. Join us at Bethel Horizons after your ride for the After Party and Dinner at 6pm!

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Thanks to your support and generosity last year, the Bethel Horizons Bike-A-Thon raised an impressive $40,000, providing thousands of students high-quality outdoor education programming at an affordable cost. This year, our goal is to reach even higher and raise $50,000, which would be the first time in the Bike-A-Thon's 38-year history to hit that number.

Your support directly allows Horizons to continue offering high-quality programming at an affordable rate. Your gifts provide students the opportunity to develop important life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and resilience through outdoor experiences. Let's come together to make this our most impactful year yet and continue to provide affordable, life-changing outdoor education to students in our community!

When you participate in the Bethel Horizons Bike-A-Thon, you become a vital part of Bethel Horizons. You are a part of community that fosters a better understanding of God, Self, Others, and Nature.


To learn more about the Bethel Horizons Bike A Thon contact Phil Bramley, text or call (608) 574-2713 or by email at phil@bethelhorizons.org



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

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