About the Ride

why ride?

The Bay Area housing crisis has turned into a housing emergency. Housing fills our headlines and our conversations. We see it impacting our families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. But we’re not just here to talk it. We’re here to ride through it.

We’ve got a hill to climb, and it’s going to take all of us to get to the summit. But the view from the top will be well worth it. That’s because we’re riding to benefit Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. We’re riding for a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Cycle of Hope is all about exactly that — hope. It’s what comes of a community pushing together toward the same finish line. And when that happens, there’s nothing we can’t do. So, gear up. Together, we ride.

Community Ride for Everyone


Start/Finish: Hewlett Packard Inc. (1501 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304)

Century Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
Metric Century Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
32-Mile Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
12-Mile Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Kids’ Course Start Time: 2:00 p.m.

5 great COURSEs

Cycle of Hope offers a ride for every level!

  • Kids’ Course: Our Kids’ Course gives our youngest cyclists up to age 10 the chance to be a part of the action.
  • 12-Mile Beginner Course: This course is perfect for novice riders and those looking for a low-intensity ride.
  • 32-Mile Intermediate Course: For those seeking a satisfying challenge, look no further than this route.
  • 62-Mile (Metric Century) Course: If you’re ready for a bigger challenge, sign up for the metric century complete with the breathtaking hills and valleys of the South Bay.
  • 100-Mile (Century) Course: The hardcore cyclist won’t want to miss the 100-mile Century – a journey through incredible climbs that drop into beautiful descents through the South Bay.

2019 pRICING

Event April 15 – April 24 @12pm April 24 – Aug 1 @12pm Aug 1 – Sept 3 @12pm Sept 3 – Sept 30 @12pm Sept 30 – Oct 28 @12pm Oct 28 – Nov 2 @ 12 pm Nov 2 – Nov 3 @ 12 am
100-Mile (Century) $85 $100 $125 $135 $145 $155 $175
62-Mile (Metric Century) $65 $80 $95 $105 $115 $125 $150
32-Mile $45 $55 $70 $80 $90 $100 $115
12-Mile $35 $45 $55 $65 $75 $85 $95
Kids’ Course $10 $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40


When you register for Cycle of Hope, you support Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. But why stop there? Get your friends, family, and entire cheer squad to help you go above and beyond to raise funds and impact Habitat’s work throughout our community! Every dollar counts, and you will be helping families create strong communities, stable environments for their children, and life-changing opportunities.

Fundraising is easier than you think. You can quickly create and share a fundraising page that includes plenty of support from the Habitat team. The top fundraisers will earn VIP treatment on ride day, special recognition and, most importantly, bragging rights.

How it all got started

Cycle of Hope began as a dare to a man who can’t resist a dare. Bob Frick, chair of Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley’s Foundation Board, was 70 years old when a student of his dared him onto a bicycle for the first time in decades, undertaking a long-distance ride to raise money and awareness for Habitat. But when you’re Bob Frick, you don’t stop at a few hundred miles. He, and his wife Barbara as SAG support, then embarked on multiple cross-country cycling journeys, starting with his back tire in the Pacific and ending with his front tire in the Atlantic. His last cross-country ride was in 2015, at age 77, and after that, Bob set his sights forward. He wanted to establish Cycle of Hope as a large-scale local ride, where many more people could join the movement and carry the spirit of his ride into the future. And here we are today...