About Habitat 500

Now entering its 25th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not a race) and fundraiser 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 wish to support (both locally and around the world). This ride is coordinated and hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.

We limit participation to 135 riders. Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $1,000, but the average amount raised is over $2,710 per rider.

Each year is a new route; we tour around the Midwest (mostly 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, cable, etc. - we bring a lot of excitement wherever we go.

Date

Starts at:  July 9, 2017 12:00 AM
Ends at:  July 15, 2017 1:00 PM

Location

Holy Family Catholic High School Minnesota
8101 Kochia Ln
Victoria,MN 55386 USA

Contact

Kristin Skaar
612-331-4439 ext. 4
kristin@hfhmn.org

About the Ride

The Habitat 500 Bike Ride is an annual bicycle ride fundraiser that covers 500 miles over seven days. 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. Over the past five years, funds raised have averaged over $300,000 with individual riders raising $2,700 (average) each.

How Your Support Helps

Every year in Minnesota over 30,000 individuals contribute their time, effort, and skills to building or repairing over 330 Habitat homes.

In 2016, we broke ground on the 2,400th 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 30 Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build and renovate affordable housing in partnership with people in need. We take seriously the challenge of eliminating poverty housing in Minnesota and are dedicated to supporting affiliates with building homes that create opportunities for families to break the cycle of poverty for future generations.


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