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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. This ride is coordinated and hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.

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participation is limited 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.

The ride raises awareness about the need for decent, safe, affordable housing, generating lots of media coverage and bringing excitement wherever we go.


Day 1 -- July 9, 2017
Victoria Loop

Day 2 -- July 10, 2017
Victoria to Hutchinson

Day 3 -- July 11, 2017
Hutchinson to Sauk Rapids

Day 4 -- July 12, 2017
Sauk Rapids Loop

Day 5 -- July 13, 2017
Sauk Rapids to Forest Lake

Day 6 -- July 14, 2017
Forest Lake to Cannon Falls

Day 7 -- July 15, 2017
Cannon Falls to Victoria

Earlier Event: May 19
Annual Plant Sale
Later Event: May 18
ReStore Winona Annual Dinner