2020 Habitat 500

2020 Habitat 500 supporting Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota

About 2020 Habitat 500

The Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers a maximum of 500 miles over the course of 7 days. A 500K option will be available in 2020, as will 3-day and 1-day options.

  • 1-day Ride (Loops on Sunday, July 12 or Tuesday, July 14)
  • 3-day Ride (Sunday, July 12 through Tuesday, July 14 or Thursday, July 16 through Saturday, July 18)
  • 7-day Ride (Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18)

We are basing this year's Ride around four home base communities. This allows us to alternate between loop days and travel days to the next community.

Each rider raises funds from family, friends, businesses, and church groups and designates the Habitat for Humanity affiliates they wish to support (both locally and around the world). This ride is coordinated and hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.

Each rider is required to pay a registration fee and raise funds.

Registration Fees

  • $400 (Regular, multi-day Ride)
  • $300 (Early-bird (available until 3/31/20) and all 1st year riders, multi-day Ride)
  • $100 (1-day Ride)

Fundraising: Multi-day (7 or 3) riders must raise a minimum of $500, and 1-day riders must raise at least $250.

Each year is a new route; we tour around Minnesota visiting Habitat affiliates, Habitat work sites and Habitat homeowners along the way (in addition to roadside attractions). Habitat affiliates serve as our local hosts for overnight stays.

A key component of the ride is to raise awareness about the need for decent, safe, affordable housing. In this regard, we are in contact with all forms of media to generate coverage and we find the ride is a very attractive story for newspapers, radio, TV, etc. - we bring a lot of excitement wherever we go.

Date

Starts at:  July 12, 2020 7:00 AM
Ends at:  July 18, 2020 2:00 PM

Location

,MN USA

Contact

Kaitlyn Meyers
612-331-4439
habitat500@hfhmn.org

About the Ride

The Habitat 500 Bike Ride is an annual bicycle ride fundraiser that covers 500 miles over seven days. A 500K option will be available in 2020, as will 3-day and 1-day options. Routes vary, but typically tour around Minnesota visiting Habitat affiliates, worksites, and homeowners. Riders raise funds and designate the Habitat for Humanity affiliate(s), locally and/or globally, he or she wishes to support.

How Your Support Helps

Every year in Minnesota over 30,000 individuals contribute their time, effort, and skills to building or repairing hundreds of Habitat homes.

In 2019, we broke ground on the 2,700th new Habitat home to be built in Minnesota.

About Habitat for Humanity Minnesota

Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota is a statewide resource development and support organization that serves, advocates for, and advances the work of Minnesota's 28 Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build and renovate affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Habitat Minnesota was created in October of 1997 by the Minnesota Habitat affiliates it serves for the initial purpose of applying for funding and providing funders with a single contact for the distribution of resources. Since that time, we have added a range of programs to support these affiliates.


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!