GET INVOLVED IN THE HABITAT 500 BIKE RIDE
Do you enjoy biking? Are you looking for a small, family-friendly
bike ride fundraiser? Consider participating
in the Habitat 500!
The Habitat 500
is a bicycle ride (not a race) that
covers 500 miles over the course of
7 days (an average of 71 miles per
day). Each rider raises funds from
family, friends, businesses, and church
groups and designates the Habitat for
Humanity affiliates they support (locally
and around the world). We limit participation
to 135 riders. Each rider is required
to raise a minimum of $950, but the
average amount raised is nearly $2,600
Each year features a new route; we
tour around the midwest (mostly Minnesota)
visiting Habitat affiliates, Habitat
worksites, and Habitat homeowners along
the way (in addition to roadside attractions).
Habitat affiliates serve as our local
hosts for overnight stays.
An important goal of the ride is to
raise awareness about the need
safe, affordable housing. In this
regard, we are in contact with all forms
media to generate coverage, and
we find the
ride is an attractive story for newspapers,
radio, tv, cable— we create a lot
of excitement wherever we go.
To get a taste of this excitement,
see all the details at the Habitat 500 web site.
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
Office: 2401 Lowry Ave NE #210,
Minneapolis, MN 55418