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What’s the Habitat 500 Bike @ Home?
Similarly to 2020, the 2021 Habitat 500: Bike @ Home celebrates the 29-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). Find more information in our registration announcement newsletter. Register here!

Who?
Virtually any biker can participate! There is no age restriction–riders of any age may register; we require an additional waiver signed by a parent or guardian for those under 18. No special cycling skill or knowledge required.

Where?
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).

When?
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. If safe, we encourage you to bike as you are able with others in your household. 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“.


Registration Fee Options: $50:/$150/$300. Find more info on registration fees here.

Fundraising Minimums: There are no required fundraising minimums in 2021. We strongly encourage everyone to fundraise and have suggested minimums available here.

July 10-17, 2021 Details

Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 Ride!

Zoom: We will be using Zoom for all 2021 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 brianna@hfhmn.org or 612-331-4439, x5.

Find information about our 2020 Virtual Ride below.

Join us nightly from July 11-17 and at 1PM on July 18 for programs!

Need the link to our programs? If you’re a registered rider, check your July 9 email “Virtual Habitat 500: Key Details for July 11-18” or email kaitlyn@hfhmn.org for the link.

Organizing a group ride? Let us know and we can share your contact information with others in your area.

Please note—there are no “official” Habitat 500 rides or in-person events this year. All rides, in groups or solo, are at the discretion of each individual. We ask you to follow all state and local health guidelines for cycling and group activities.