Sponsors

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo’s 2020 Sponsor Program welcomed contributions and donations of any size. We recognize and show appreciation for our generous sponsors in many ways. This page will be updated early in 2021 with our new Sponsor Program. For 2021 we will probably leave much of the program unchanged. In the meantime, we are recognizing our 2020 sponsors with great gratitude!

We give special thanks and recognition to The Vicksburg Foundation. Without their generosity early on, it would not have been possible to offer so many wonderful events and virtual options during the Fall Bike Celebration Weekend.

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

BFK’s Public Bike Art Competition

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

Thanks to our Public Bike Art Competition $2000+ Sponsor!
The Vicksburg Foundation

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

Thanks to our Benefit Concert $1000+ Sponsors!
Public Media Network
The Vicksburg Foundation

Event Host: Ice Cream
Event Host: Ride 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 the Ride at Vicksburg Historic Village). Event Hosts receive benefits enjoyed by all sponsors, plus:
– Host Signage at Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlor, Ride Registration Desk
– Opportunity to place printed materials at our ride packet pick up desk at Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlor,

Thanks to our Event Hosts!
Frederick Construction, Inc.
Imerys Performance Minerals Americas – Perlite

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

Thanks to our Community Champions!
KEPCO Inc.
Paper City Development LLC

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

Thanks to our SAG Stop Hosts!
Carolyn and Bill Adams

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!
Kalamazoo County State Bank
The Church Agency
The Vicksburg Rotary

In Kind Sponsors

ice creamThanks to our wonderful in-kind sponsors: Appleknockers Ice Cream Parlor
Consort Display LLC
Discover! Kalamazoo
Generous Hands
Johnson Cycle Works Mobile Bicycle Repair
Paper City Development, LLC
Public Media Network
Rudy Callen
South County Community Services
The Bike Lady, LLC
Trust Shield Insurance Group
Vicksburg Historical Society
Windfall Coffeehouse
WKZO Radio

You may download our latest Sponsorship Participation & Invoice Form here. Please contact the BFK Team directly if you’d like to offer in-kind assistance, discounts to 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 to receive the maximum benefits. 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 connection authentically with the attendees of the Fall Bike Celebration events, and those to whom the Weekend is marketed but who cannot attend. People interested in the Fall Bike Celebration 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 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 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!