BFK’s Fall Bike Celebration’s magnificent Bike Tour is always on the third Sunday of September (Sept. 17 in 2023) — offering something for everyone. AS OF DEC. 20, 2022: Ride registration is open at BikeReg* through Sept. 12, 2023 and will be offered onsite on the morning of the Ride as well. It’s not a race, and, E-bikes & recumbents are welcome!

Everyone who registers for Sunday’s ride in advance online will get a coupon for a free cyclist’s Ice Cream cone at Apple Knocker’s Ice Cream Parlor and a coupon good for a discount at the Distant Whistle Brewhouse.  

Want to make a weekend out of your travels?  Check out the Vicksburg Quilt Trail: Virtual Overview and the The Mill at Vicksburg: Virtual Overview (available any time per links below).  You can find other attractions (such as Angels Crossing Golf Course and Vicksburg’s Frisbie Disc Golf Course) on TripAdvisor, Expedia and Ticketmaster.

Sunday’s Ride Registration is at BikeReg.

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo’s Sponsor Program welcomes contributions and donations of any size — all help strengthen our community and show your support! We recognize and show appreciation for our wonderful sponsors in many ways.

We give special thanks and recognition to our Sponsors for making possible this weekend’s events.

All Sponsors Will Receive*
– Logo and/or name placement on rider registration packet materials & T-Shirts
– Social media acknowledgment
– FBC website recognition
– Listing on BFK’s Friends of BFK Honor Roll
– IRS 501c3 receipt confirming donation

Sponsorships will go directly into BFK’s General Fund to be used where they will do the most good. Although our Sponsor program is still under construction you may download our 2022 Sponsorship Participation & Invoice Form here. We will apply donations not accompanied by this form to an Honor Roll enrollment to our Friends of BFK and they will be happily acknowledged accordingly! A link to donate by credit card is at the bottom of this page.

Presenting Sponsor: STIFEL

$3000 (one available). The Presenting Sponsor receives benefits all sponsors receive, plus:
– “BFK’s Fall Bike Celebration presented by” branding
– Complementary online Ride registration for up to 25 riders
– Signage recognition
– Logo and/or name placement on printed materials

Please contact Bill Adams for more information at (269) 823-2492 or fbc@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org.

Program Heroes

$2000 (Platinum), $1,000 (Gold), $500 (Silver) & $250 (Bronze) levels. Program Heroes receive benefits all sponsors receive, plus:
– Signage recognition
– Logo and/or name placement on Public Mural related printed materials

Thanks to our Platinum level Program Heroes!
Ed & Jan Sackley
Thanks to our Gold level Program Heroes!
DL Gallivan Office Solutions
Paul Runnels

Event Hosts: Ice Cream Social & Sunday’s Bike Tour

$750 (two available – “hosting” covers both event). Event Hosts receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Host Signage recognition at Ice Cream Social & Sunday’s Bike Tour
– Opportunity to place printed materials at our Advance packet pick up desk.

Thanks to our Ice Cream Social Event Host!
Frederick Construction

Community Champions

$500 (more than one available) Community Champions receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Community Champion Level signage/recognition; others may be added.

Host: SAG Stop

$250 (three available). SAG Stop Hosts receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Host Signage at SAG stops
– Opportunity to place printed materials at SAG stops.

Thanks to our SAG Stop Hosts!
Bill & Carolyn Adams
DeNooyer Ford
Paul & Mary Selden

Trail Boosters

$100 (more than one available). Trail Boosters receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Signage welcoming riders to the Vicksburg Recreational Trail on Ride Day.

Thanks to our Trail Boosters!
The Church Agency
Cole Automotive Group
Trust Shield Insurance Group
Input-Ez Corporation
West Michigan Ear, Nose and Throat, PLC

In-Kind Supporters

ice creamThanks to our wonderful In-Kind Supporters: Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlor
Consort Display LLC
Diane Ruggles – “The Bike Lady”
Discover! Kalamazoo
The Distant Whistle Brewhouse
Generous Hands
Johnson Cycle Works Mobile Bicycle Repair
Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club
Kazoo Valley AMBUCS
Open Roads Bike Program
Paper City Development, LLC
Pedal Bicycles
ReSet Bike Shop
Rudy Callen
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County
South County Community Services
St. Joseph Co. Amateur Radio Club
Trust Shield Insurance Group
Vicksburg Historical Society
Vicksburg Community Schools
Windfall Coffeehouse
WKZO Radio
WMU | Office for Sustainability

You may download our 2022 Sponsorship Participation & Invoice Form here. Please use this form to let us know what category you are sponsoring. We will happy to consider donations that are not accompanied by this form as joining our Friends of BFK and acknowledged on our Friends of BFK Honor Roll. All donations and Sponsorships will go into BFK’s General Fund to be used where they can do the most good.

Please contact the BFK Team directly if you’d like to offer in-kind assistance, discounted food and beverage ideas for event-goers, and to discuss other creative promotional considerations. In-kind sponsorship benefits include:
– mention on our website
– inclusion in printed materials
– social media acknowledgements.

*Due to design, layout and production lead times, calendar-related opportunities and benefits for day-of event recognition, program inclusion, T-Shirt and print recognition are time-sensitive and limited and cannot be provided retroactively. Please make sure your sponsorship is received as early as possible but no later than noon September 2 to receive the maximum benefits from physically printed items we must order well in advance, such as T-Shirts and signage. Sponsors earning a signage opportunity may be acknowledged with signage in more than the minimum locations described above. For the most up to date information please consult this website or contact us at fbc@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org.

Our Fall Bike Celebration Weekend provides the opportunity to sponsor the events and programs that make this special Weekend possible. Our sponsorship program allows companies and organizations to demonstrate their support and to connect authentically with the attendees of the Fall Bike Celebration events — and to connect with those to learn about the Fall Bike Celebration but who cannot attend! People interested in the Fall Bike Celebration understand that we are building community through bicycling and that bicycling is part of a larger community-building effort. The riders love to bike as a wholesome activity, sharing the trails and roads and seeing new sights. Many love to explore — and more importantly — are active members of the community who notice and appreciate those who supporting their passion.

BFK is happy to work with sponsors and will help design a plan tailored to welcome the participants, support the community and reach new potential customers.

If you don’t see the kind of opportunity to make a contribution, please contact us at fbc@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org to discuss your idea. Due to the unusual challenges we are still facing this year, sponsor benefits are subject to change if we must alter the events, but our appreciation for helping make the Fall Bike Celebration Weekend possible will be offered to the fullest extent we can muster!

Can’t justify formal sponsorship but still want to support the many worthy causes supported by BFK’s Fall Bike Celebration Weekend? It’s easy — simply click the DONATE button below. Sponsorships and donations will go directly into BFK’s General Fund to be used where they will do the most good. Every dollar helps!