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Bikers & support teams: please help!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I'm participating in a bake sale for 2500 bikers & supporters coming through town. They'll continue from our town on high mountain roads.

We don't have to sell "baked goods". We'll package our items in a small plastic bag & sell it for $1.00 and they can take it with them.

Should I make healthy foods (items made of healthy ingredients like oatmeal, flaxseed, almonds, raisins, etc.) or regular baked items (cookies, bars, etc. w/ less-than-healthy ingredients)?

Your input & suggestions would be so helpful! Our proceeds will help women of all ages continue their education and reach their goals. Good cause!
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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    That is so awesome what you are doing to help! I'd say do a bit of both! But more of the healthy! Good luck! emoticon
    3421 days ago
    Wow!! ...such grand feedback already...I cannot add anything to it. Lol! emoticon ...I'm just ready to dig in to whatever is on the menu... Hee-hee...

    love ya!! ~ Laura
    3422 days ago
    Thanks for the great ideas, everyone! I appreciate your taking time to respond to my inquiry. I even received recipes.. you are great pals!

    I wasn't very clear though....the bikers will stop in our town for the night and then continue the ride the next day. So they won't have to eat while riding and they'll have the night to "recover" from any "unhealthy" choices.

    If that brings to mind additional suggestions, bring 'em on! We have another bike event next week...so there's plenty of room for ideas!
    Hugs to all!

    3424 days ago
  • SUZIB123
    I think I would love to stop for oatmeal raisian cookies!ummmm
    3425 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    I love to get homemade oatmeal raisin cookies when I ride my long events. I cannot stand the bought energy bars like Clif. I also like homemade trail mix with the healthy seads, nuts and craisins. I prefer homemade everyday, but I am picky and a good baker. Peanut butter nad honey snadwich on good hweat bread hit the spot too.

    Neat idea, friend!
    3425 days ago
    Well, I am impressed. You can bake? I'd vote on the side of healthy, because healthy can also be tasty, but unhealthy is only tasty. OK, somewhat crazy logic... but you get the message. Sorry I can't offer any other suggestions but I'd probably go out and buy something.

    3425 days ago
  • MATRIX49
    I would tend towards the healthy side if I were stopping for a quick bite. Oats, nuts and raisins sounds like a winner to me. Try to get something that is moist, trying to eat a sawdust block while riding uphill on a bike can be challenging!
    This one from SparkRecipes sounds good to me! Good Luck!

    Jenny's Road-Running Energy Bars with Almonds

    3425 days ago
    Hi -- sorry to be so long in answering...I was wiped out after my ride. LOL!

    They had lots of stuff at the two rest stops for my distance: fresh fruit (bananas cut in half, apple slices, orange slices, green grapes); energy bars (the small size of Clif bars, perhaps provided because Clif was one of the sponsors for the ride); cookies, small muffins, trail mix (nuts, raisins, M&M); lunch-size bags of chips; bagels with cream cheese and peanut available; and that's what I remember. At the Loveland ride in May they had those Smuckers Uncrustables peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, plus fruit (sliced apples/oranges, and bananas cut in half). Other rides have had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (cut in halves or quarters), cookies, small muffins (the ones that are like 1-2 bites), energy bars, trail mix, granola bars, fresh fruit. That's what I've seen in the few rides I've done.

    Hopefully you'll hear from other more experienced cyclists. From what you have listed, you might want to do a mix of some healthy and some regular baked goods, as people seem to like both. Do think of the "meltability" factor and how it will hold up during a hot ride.

    Hope that helps!

    3425 days ago
    Cake pops!!! Google it! easy to make, easy to eat and they look amazing and will BLOW EVERYONE ELSE AWAY!!!!
    3425 days ago
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