What’s the Habitat 500 Bike @ Home?
Similarly to 2020 and 2021, the 2022 Habitat 500: Bike @ Home celebrates the 30-year history of the Habitat 500 Bike Ride while participants bike in their own communities. We invite riders to cycle any time between registering and September, for as many miles as they would like! Each rider pays a registration fee and also raises funds from family, friends, businesses, and faith groups and designates the Habitat for Humanity affiliates they wish to support (both locally and around the world).
Virtually anybody can participate in the Habitat 500 Bike @ Home! Unlike the in-person ride, there is no age restriction. We do require an additional waiver signed by a parent or guardian for those under 18. No special cycling skill or knowledge required.
Virtually anywhere! No need to travel for the Habitat 500. Grab a bike – new, old, purchased, or rental – and hop on. You can bike on a stationary bicycle or get outside (weather permitting).
Virtually any time! Busy during July? No problem. Bike in June or August! Hate the summer heat? Bike in March, April, or wait until September!
Don’t want to bike alone?
No problem. Recruit your partner, your child, your parent, friend, or neighbor. While following all local and state health guidelines, perhaps you’ll be able to bike with a neighbor or colleague!
And if your biking buddies are far away, we have so many ways for you to connect: join our private Facebook and Strava groups and see what routes others are taking.
Check out this blog post, “The Nine Best Ways to Recruit Your Habitat 500 Ride Team“.
Fundraising Minimums: There are no required fundraising minimums for virtual riders in 2022. We strongly encourage everyone to fundraise and have suggested minimums available here.
Virtual Event Schedule:
Stay tuned for more information regarding 2022 virtual events!
Zoom: We will be using Zoom for all 2022 events, including spring and summer events and programs. Zoom has multiple options for access. Learn more about Zoom use here.
- Online: We highly recommend using Zoom on a computer or smartphone for the best viewing experience! You’ll be able to see multiple faces onscreen at once. Then you just click the link provided to join the meeting.
- Via Phone: Use your phone to call into a Zoom meeting, using the phone number and conference ID provided. No account needed!
Zoom has a “chat” function that can be used via the online version for questions. Some Zoom programs will be recorded for future use. For tech issues with Zoom during our programs, please call or email Brianna Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-331-4439, x5.