Bike Friendly Kalamazoo’s Sponsor Program welcomes contributions and donations of any size — they will all help strengthen our community and show your support! We recognize and show appreciation for our wonderful sponsors in many ways. Our 2021 FBC Weekend Sponsor Program opened July 1.

We give special thanks and recognition to The Vicksburg Foundation for a grant making possible many of this weekend’s events and to our fantastic early Multi-Charity Bikeathon Pacesetter Sponsors: Gold Pacesetters DeNooyer Automotive Family and Anonymous, and, Silver Pacesetter The Mill at Vicksburg. Without their generosity and encouragement so early on, it would not have been possible to offer so many wonderful events during the Fall Bike Celebration Weekend in 2021.

All Sponsors Will Receive*
– Logo and/or name placement on rider registration packet materials & T-Shirts
– Social media acknowledgment
– FBC website recognition
– IRS 501c3 receipt confirming donation

Ride For A Reason Leaders (NEW for 2021)

$5000 through $10 levels. Ride For A Reason Leaders will directly support Saturday’s Multi-Charity Bikeathon Participating Charities, helping to build community through bicycling. Funds in this category will be allocated among all the Participating Charities. Sponsorship amounts and benefits are likely to provide something for almost everyone!
Ride For A Reason Leaders receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Signage recognition at Ride For A Reason on Saturday for donations of $100 or more
– Award commendation on behalf of all the Participating Charities

BFK’s Public Bike Art Competition

$2000, $1,000, $500 & $250 levels. Public Bike Art Competition sponsors receive benefits all sponsors receive, plus:
– Signage recognition at Awards Ceremony
– Logo placement on Bike Art Competition related printed materials

Thanks to our Public Bike Art Competition $250 Sponsors!
Input-EZ Corporation

Live Benefit Concert

$1,000, $500 & $250 levels. Benefit Concert sponsors receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Signage or comparable recognition during the performance
– Logo placement on Benefit Concert related printed materials

Event Host: Ice Cream!
Event Host: Sunday Bike Tour at Vicksburg Historic Village

$750 (two available, one for treating pre-registered riders to an Ice Cream treat at Apple Knockers and the other for hosting Sunday’s Bike Tour at Vicksburg Historic Village). Event Hosts receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Host Signage recognition at Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlor, Registration Desks
– Opportunity to place printed materials at our Advance packet pick up desk.

Community Champions

$500 (more than one available) Community Champions receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Community Champion Level signage/recognition at Ride Registration (Sun.); Historic Village (Fri & Sat); Vicksburg Quilt Trail Presentation (Sat.); others may be added.

Host: SAG Stop

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

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

In-Kind Supporters

ice creamThanks to our wonderful In-Kind Supporters: Appleknockers Ice Cream Parlor
Consort Display LLC
Discover! Kalamazoo
The Distant Whistle Brewhouse
Generous Hands
Johnson Cycle Works Mobile Bicycle Repair
Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club
Paper City Development, LLC
Rudy Callen
South County Community Services
Trust Shield Insurance Group
Vicksburg Historical Society
Windfall Coffeehouse
WKZO Radio

You may download our Sponsorship Participation & Invoice Form here. 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 September 1 to receive the maximum benefits from physical printed materials. 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. Every dollar helps!