The Habitat 500 Bike Ride is a ride (not a race) and fundraiser that covers up to 500 miles over the course of 7 days. Every rider raises funds from their community and can choose the local or global Habitat for Humanity affiliate they wish to support.
In 2020, the Ride is completely virtual, with participants cycling in their own communities and raising funds for Habitat for Humanity.
There are no fundraising minimums in 2020, but each rider is strongly encouraged to set their own fundraising goals. The average amount raised is over $2,300 per rider in an average year. Each rider also pays a registration fee.
Registration Fee Options:
- $50: This is the reduced registration fee for the virtual Ride.
- $300: As many of you know, the time and resources that go into planning the Habitat 500 Bike Ride are substantial. Planning for the in-person 2020 Ride began in September of 2019. If you are able to pay it, this higher registration fee will help Habitat Minnesota cover costs already spent on Ride planning.
Either fee gets you your rider packet (including button, bike plates, safety instructions, and a rider gift); your own peer-to-peer fundraising page on OneCause; resources and guidance on fundraising; access to all virtual events and programs held during July 12 – 18, 2020; and helps to cover administrative costs involved with putting on the Ride.
A key component of the ride is to raise awareness about the need for decent, safe, affordable housing.
This ride is coordinated and hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, the state support organization. Interested in learning more?