Rider Activities

Ways to Engage in 2021

Monthly Themes

  • April: 30 Days of Biking!

The Habitat 500 is partnering with 30 Days of Biking to encourage cycling and fundraising in April. Join cyclists from across the world in pledging to ride thirty days in April! Get on your bike, and keep in touch with cyclists all over the world through social media.

Take the pledge here! Whether you’re signed up or not, take this as your April challenge to get your bike out or hop on a stationary bike!
Biking Challenge

During the month of April, how many days can you bike 5 or more miles? 5 days? 15 days? All 30 days?

Join the April Habitat 500 Bike @ Home challenge and bike at least 5 miles for as many days as you can in April! Track your miles via StravaMapMyRideor another tool. If you bike at least 5 miles on at least 10 days in Aprilemail habitat500@hfhmn.org to be entered in a drawing for Habitat 500 merch!

Join our April 25 event for an extra entry into our April drawing!

  • May: 31 Days of Fundraising
  • June: 30 Days of Habitat: Habitat for Humanity and Affordable Housing

Events

May Event: Please mark your calendars for our second virtual event this year: Wednesday, May 26 from 12:15—12:45PM. Details to follow!

July 10 – 17: A full week of virtual events and activities. Details to come.

April 25 at 7:00-7:30PM CST: Thanks to all who joined us for the Habitat 500’s first virtual event of the year!

Recap & Resources:

Our event kicked off with a brief overview of the 2021 Ride and a Habitat homeowner story. Then, our route-planning committee shared tips and tools for planning your own routes this year. We finished with breakout rooms on different topics.

Route-Planning Tips & Tools Slide Deck

Route-Planning Tips & Tools Recording (below)

Bingo Cards

Download a bingo card here:

We’ll ask throughout the end of the week at our programs who’s been able to get a bingo or, better yet, a blackout (all squares covered)! Bingos count toward our Habitat 500 Game.

Habitat 500 “Game”

As a fun way to stay engaged, participate in optional activities, including daily challenges (sent via email each day July 12-18), bingo, social media posts, sharing photos, and more! Keep track of your own points and submit them anytime before our wrap-up event in August (date TBD). Track your points here.

Roadside Attractions

A virtual bike ride has all of our riders exploring new routes! Need some fresh ideas on where to go? Try finding one of these roadside attractions in your state or a neighboring one!

Find your state below

Hammy the Hammer

Sometimes we all need a riding buddy: meet Hammy!

In a typical year, our hammer friend is busy traveling around to different Minnesota build sites, but this year he’s tagging along for the Ride! He’s being sent out to all of the Habitat 500 Riders in their ride packets to explore the world. Lose your copy of Hammy? Get another one here!

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.