Sponsors

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo thanks the following generous Fall Bike Celebration Weekend sponsors and donors! We will also be acknowledging sponsors as outlined below.

Bike Art Prize

$1000
Consort Display Group* *a “Multiple X” sponsor

Kids ‘n’ Cruisers Bike Parade

$500
Imerys Perlite USA (Vicksburg Operations)
Oswalt Electric, LLC

Other & In Kind Sponsors

For their generous support and spirit in so many ways, we also thank:
The Fountains Banquet Center
Vicksburg Community Schools
Village of Vicksburg, MI

Our Fall Bike Celebration Weekend provides the opportunity to sponsor the events and programs that make this special Weekend possible. Our sponsorship program is designed to be flexible allowing companies and organizations to connect authentically with the attendees of the Fall Bike Celebration events. The people who will be attending the Fall Bike Celebration events understand 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’s event team is eager to work with sponsors who want to be a part of this event and will help you design a plan tailored to welcome the participants, reach new potential customers and support the community. Please take a minute to review our sponsorship opportunities.

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! Just sign up for the Fall Bike Celebration Ride and/or our Awards & Recognition Dinner online through BikeReg, or contribute in person on Ride day or at the door at Dinner. Our link at Bike Reg is also set up to receive donations of any size. Every dollar helps!

If you don’t see the kind of opportunity to make a contribution in the list below, please contact Deb Droppers to discuss your idea! Deb’s contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Opportunities for program inclusion, T-Shirt and print recognition are time-sensitive and may be limited. For the most up to date information and a printed sponsorship packet, please contact Deb Droppers at 269-388-2830 or deb@eventkalamazoo.com. You may download our latest Sponsorship Participation & Invoice Form here.

Ice Cream Social Event Sponsor: $750 (SOLD)

Sponsorship provides the ability to connect with attendees, brand the event as a bike & family networking event.  The event will also feature the ability of the sponsor to host a booth and host the kids decorating station where they can make streamers for the following bike parade.  Other benefits include the ability to be included in posters, flyers, social media and website presence.

ice cream

Vicksburg Business Stroll (In Kind Opportunities – Discuss with Deb Droppers)

The strolling event will be supported by business participating in the event through a printed “Passport” strolling card.  For inclusion in marketing materials, businesses have the following options:

  • Participate for free and promise to provide some type of live entertainment
  • Donations also appreciated!
  • Sponsorship benefits include: business name inclusion in printed materials associated with the event and inclusion in social media advertising regarding the event and the weekend.

Route Sponsor

$1000 Sponsors: Scotts Mill Park | Climax | Shipshewana – 3 sponsorships
There are 3 opportunities for Presenting Sponsorships, one for each of the three road rides.  This level sponsor provides the opportunity to have your employees participate in the volunteering aspect of the event. Exposure at the SAG stops plus branding opportunities associated with the event. Additional exposure on event weekend marketing materials, social media exposure, and website presence.  Opportunity for banner display and distribute specialty advertising.  Additional exposure on welcome signage associated with the routes.

$500 Sponsor – Vicksburg Quilt Trail – 2 sponsorships
Presenting Sponsor for the North and South loops of the Vicksburg Quilt Trail.  This level sponsor provides the opportunity to help bicyclists explore the beauty of the countryside and the quilt art on the historic barns and beautiful settings.  Exposure at the quilt route stops plus branding opportunities associated with the event. Additional exposure on Fall Bike Celebration Weekend marketing materials, social media exposure and website presence.  Opportunity for banner display and distribute specialty advertising. 

Family Trail Ride & Kids ‘n’ Cruisers Bike Parade

$500 sponsorship (each; SOLD)
This is a great sponsorship opportunity especially if your market is families who love fun, healthy activities. This heartwarming event will draw kids celebrating their love of bikes, parades, festive occasions and everything in between.  There is an opportunity for company volunteers to be involved, connect with families and build new markets.  The event — featuring decorations and activities to be creative — offers is a perfect Pinterest posting moment.  Additional exposure on Fall Bike Celebration Weekend marketing materials, social media exposure, and website presences.  Opportunity for banner display and distribute specialty advertising. 

Awards & Recognition Dinner

$1000 Presenting Sponsor

Sponsorship of the Awards & Recognition Dinner is a perfect opportunity to show your support for bicycling as a community-building element, education, safety, the growing popularity of cycling in all its forms. The Presenting Sponsor provides exclusivity in the market and allows the ability to have 4 VIP tickets to the dinner, including reserved seating.  The Dinner also provides an opportunity for welcome area exposure and a display area/booth at the event.

$500 Program Sponsorships

This unique sponsorship option for Awards & Recognition Dinner Program endorsement provides for a more focused exposure and connection to the event.  Each of the Program Sponsorship titles allows for exclusivity in the market, segmented event highlights, and the ability to introduce the Awards & Recognition Dinner program.  Program sponsors ($500) receive 2 VIP tickets.   All Program Sponsors are featured with table tent exposure.  Corporate tables are also available for purchase and exposure. Additional exposure and branding opportunities available with social media, promotional materials throughout the weekend, and social media exposure.

Bike Art Prize

$1,000 Sponsor

This sponsorship includes the ability to provide in-kind services or cash sponsorship. In-kind services can be negotiated as needs vary with the event submission. The cash sponsorship(s) features connection with the artist submissions, presentation of the artistic winners at the Awards Ceremony on September 22, and the ability of the sponsor to host a booth at the event. The money raised through this sponsorship will help to facilitate and encourage the display of “bike art” banners throughout Southwest Michigan.
Benefits include:
• Presenting Sponsorship Status
• Ability to be included in print materials posters, flyers
• Social media and website presence.
• Ability to have employees welcome and host the event activities
• Signage at the event
• Ability to have logo on the presentation material of the 2019 Bike Art Prize
winners.

Can’t justify a sponsorship but still want to support the many worthy causes supported by BFK’s Fall Bike Celebration Weekend? It’s easy! Just sign up for the Fall Bike Celebration Ride and/or our Awards & Recognition Dinner online through BikeReg, or contribute in person on Ride day or at the door at Dinner. Our link at Bike Reg is also set up to receive donations.