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Riders & Volunteers

It takes a team of individuals to successfully execute the Habitat 500 Bike Ride. Select a button below for more information and registration details.

I Want to Ride
I Want to Volunteer

Interested in participating in the Habitat 500? That’s great!

Check out the “I Want to Ride” button to learn more about signing up, fundraising, and the 2020 Ride’s route options or

click the “I Want to Volunteer” button to learn more about different volunteer opportunities and dates.

Already registered? Scroll down to find more general information, newsletters, rider and volunteer handbooks, and more.

General Information for Participants

Lodging
Merchandise
FAQ

For information about riding: one-day and multi-day options, youth rides, fundraising, and the route, please visit the Rider page.

In previous years, overnight information and waivers were separate documents. These questions are now part of registration–you accepted the waiver when you registered unless someone else completed your registration for you; if that’s the case, please email habitat500@hfhmn.org to receive and complete your waivers!

Important Notes

If you don’t know your rider number, please email habitat500@hfhmn.org. If you’re looking for a training schedule or safety tips, those can be found on ourĀ FAQ page.

The 7-day ride lasts July 12-18. Three-day riders choose between riding July 12-14th or July 16-18th. One-day riders choose between riding a loop on July 12th or July 14th.

The Habitat 500 Bike Ride is open to riders ages 13+ (youth riders ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult). Participants taking on the full Ride will have a passion for long distance biking, can manage to ride up to 500 miles in seven days across Minnesota, and are willing to fundraise for Habitat for Humanity locally and/or globally.

Newsletters

The Habitat 500 team sends out newsletters out each month from March through September each year. During April, May, and June, two newsletters will go out: one with information for registered riders and one with information for all Habitat 500 supporters. If you’re not already on our list, sign up below!

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Missed a newsletter? Read some of our key newsletters here:

2019 Rider Handbook

All riders, especially new riders, are strongly encouraged to review the Ride guidelines in the Rider Handbook. In addition, most registered riders completed waivers as part of registration. If someone else completed your registration for you, please email habitat500@hfhmn.org to receive and complete your waivers!

The 2020 Rider Handbook will be released soon!

2019 Volunteer Handbook

All volunteers are strongly encouraged to review the volunteer guidelines in the Volunteer Handbook.

The 2020 Volunteer Handbook will be released soon!