Ride in the Habitat 500

“The ride is both a physical challenge but more so a wonderful, uplifting, enlivening tour through our beautiful state of MN. It’s a great and worthy cause: decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need of adequate housing.” –longtime Habitat 500 Rider

Three-Day Ride
One-Day Ride
Youth Riders

About Riding in the Habitat 500

The Habitat 500 is a six or seven-day bicycle ride. Most participants ride the full week but there are options to ride three or one day if a week is too long!

The 2019 Habitat 500 will take place July 14-19, 2019. Our welcome/orientation meeting is scheduled for July 13 at 7:30 PM, with a new rider orientation meeting scheduled for 6:30 PM.


All riders must check in at Rest Stop #2 and the overnight location. Riders must wear a helmet at all times while on a bicycle.

Please watch our safety video before starting your ride. Our sincere thanks to the committee members and volunteers who put the video together! Find the video here.

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 our FAQ page.

Registration will open for the 2020 ride in late 2019!

The 6-ride lasts July 14-19. Three-day riders choose between riding July 14-16th or July 17-19th. One-day riders choose between riding a loop on July 14th or July 16th.

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 six days across Minnesota, and are willing to fundraise for Habitat for Humanity locally and/or globally.

Sign Up to Ride!

Step 1: Sign up to ride using the button above.

Step 2: Review the rider guidelines and handbook

Step 3: Raise money! (See chart below for fundraising minimums)

Ride Length Fundraising Minimum Registration Fee
6-Day Ride
(July 14-19th)
$500 (new!) $300 (until 3/31) (all new riders)

$400 (after 3/31)

3-Day Ride
(July 14-16th or July 17-19th)
$500 (new!) $200
1-Day Ride
(July 14th or July 16th)
$250 $100

Registration Payment

If you choose to pay via check, please enter “PayOffline” as the coupon code during registration. Please mail a check (written out to “Habitat 500”) for the appropriate registration fee amount (see chart above) to the following address:

Habitat 500
c/o Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
2171 University Ave W, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55114

(Please note that online payment options are available when registering!)