AprilAire, the nationwide leader in professional-grade Healthy Air solutions for the home since 1954, sponsored the 14th annual Bike the Barns in Madison on Sept. 18 and 10 employees rode in this large fundraising event for the FairShare CSA Coalition. AprilAire's participation showcases its core value of making a difference in communities as well as its commitment to healthy living, including not only clean air to breathe but clean food to eat for everyone. Madison-based FairShare CSA Coalition is a non-profit organization providing locally produced, organic food from small-scale farms to families throughout the Midwest, including those with low incomes, through its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
In addition to individual fundraising efforts by AprilAire employee cyclists, the company was a premier sponsor for the event, providing banner signage, t-shirt logos, and more including sponsor branding as riders entered the finish chute.
Bike the Barns began with breakfast at Lake Farm County Park and long route bikers began their approximately 60-mile ride at 9:00 a.m., while those riding 30 to 40 miles departed at 10:00 a.m. Depending on the mileage, participants could make two, three, or four interactive farm stops as they wheeled through scenic southeastern Dane County to enjoy tours, activities, food, beverage, music, and other barnyard fun.
"It was a great day weather-wise for a bike ride," said Heather Hartwig, AprilAire's senior product manager – sensors, who rode the 30- to 40-mile route. "I enjoyed spending time with my AprilAire work friends outside of the office and challenging my cycling legs in the beautiful, clean Wisconsin air."
FairShare Coalition CSA's Bike the Barns event perfectly mirrors one of AprilAire's five core values, healthy living, because the brand believes inherently that everyone deserves the healthy, clean air provided by AprilAire solutions just as much as they deserve the healthy, clean food from a CSA. Participation in the biking event also strongly supports another core value: making a difference. In addition to those health and community service values, other AprilAire core messages include simplicity of design, inspired innovation, and delivering straight talk and real results, as promised.
"We have a mission to be a good community servant through healthy living and making a difference in the lives of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues," said David Carlson, director of marketing for AprilAire. "The Bike the Barns event certainly checked all those boxes. We were very happy to be a part of the ride."
AprilAire's suite of healthy air innovations for homes nationwide is led by the company's signature solution, the AprilAire Healthy Air System®, a set-it-and-forget-it, whole house system for all-in-one fresh air ventilation, air purification, humidity control, zoning, control, and radon mitigation which are all essential to maintaining proper indoor air quality no matter the weather outside. Other products are available individually including whole-house dehumidifiers, whole-house humidifiers, air purifiers and a complete line of filters, including the highest rated MERV 16 filters that capture 98%* of airborne viruses and 99%* of allergy and asthma triggers. To find the right solution for their residence, homeowners should contact their local AprilAire Healthy Air Professional for a consultation and to recommend the proper AprilAire solution to help reduce pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, dust, dust mites, tobacco smoke, and pollution indoors.
*Contaminants removed based on air passing through the filtering system.
About AprilAire AprilAire is on a mission to make homes healthy. We believe everyone deserves Healthy Air and envision a future with Healthy Air in every home. We value healthy living, customer-inspired innovation, simplicity of design, straight talk and delivering real results as promised, and most importantly making a positive difference in the lives of our customers, families, and communities. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin since 1954, AprilAire has been creating and delivering Healthy Air solutions to manage air purity, humidity, fresh air supply, radon mitigation, and temperature for all types of homes, in all environments. We have an unparalleled reputation as the brand of choice among tens of thousands of professional contractors and make a Healthy Air difference in the lives of the millions of families who rely on our products every day. To learn how to turn your house into a Healthy Home with the AprilAire Healthy Air System® and learn about other solutions, visit https://www.aprilaire.com.