The Habitat 500 Bike Ride is a ride (not a race) and fundraiser that covers up to 500 miles over the course of several months. Every rider raises funds from their community and can choose the local or global Habitat for Humanity affiliate they wish to support.
In 2020 and 2021, the Ride was completely virtual, with participants cycling in their own communities and raising funds for Habitat for Humanity. This year, we look forward to offering both a virtual option (Habitat 500: Bike @ Home) and a hybrid event where riders cycle in their own communities, then gather in person from July 14 – 17, 2022, in Fergus Falls, MN.
- $500 for all 3-day hybrid riders
- $500 encouraged for all virtual riders
- $100 encouraged for all 1-day riders
For riders looking for a challenge, we have also provided the following options for fundraising:
- Level 1: $500: first-year riders
- Level 2: $1,000: returning riders or new riders looking for a bigger challenge
- Level 3: $2,500
- Level 4:$5,000
- Level 5: $20,000: if you’d like to beat our current top fundraiser!
Or, out-fundraise yourself: Your 2020 fundraising total plus 15%! If you’re looking for a personalized challenge, look at your fundraising total from your most recent Ride and see if you can beat yourself by 15% (or more!)
The average amount raised is over $2,300 per rider in an average year. Each rider also pays a registration fee.
- $300 for 3-day hybrid ride – early bird (before March 31, 2022)
- $350 for 3-day hybrid ride – regular (after April 1, 2022)
- $75 for 1-day or virtual ride
Any of the fees get you your rider packet (including button, bike plate, safety instructions, and a t-shirt); your own peer-to-peer fundraising page on OneCause; resources and guidance on fundraising; access to all virtual events and programs held in 2022; and helps to cover 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? Visit hfhmn.org.