Fellowship, fitness, and fundraising for agriculture brought riders and volunteers together for the IAA Foundation’s 18th Annual Bike Ride for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. Riders enjoyed clear skies, milder temperatures and beautiful farmland vistas as they cycled through Knox, Henry, Warren and Mercer Counties September 3 and 4th. 50 riders cycled up to 180 miles in 2 days and helped share a message of the importance of agriculture through 19 school assemblies. Over 5,000 students participated in an interactive game about agriculture and also got a lesson on bike safety.
As donations are still rolling in, this year’s fundraising event has already topped last years efforts of raising over $34,000 for IAITC.