2020 Athlete Guide
We’ve been hard at work creating an incredible ride experience that connects our Cycle of Hope community while keeping each athlete safe and healthy. So, while we’ll miss seeing you at the start line, we’re excited to kick off the 2020 Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home and cheer you on at a distance! Below is EVERYTHING you’ll need to know for an enjoyable ride!
Mark Your Calendars & Get Ready to Ride
Cycle of Hope is at the start line of something new and exciting. Get ready to ride Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home! Rather than gathering by the hundreds for a one-day ride, Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home is a multi-day event that offers participants a chance to ride when they want, where they want, and how they want.
Race Joy 101
Needless to say, 2020 has been a year with many hills to climb! As we shifted gears to turn our in-person ride into an event that could be done at a distance, we wanted to give our riders something of the in-person experience – which brings us to RaceJoy.
East Bay’s Starter Course Preview
Course Preview: A Novice Takes on the Starter Course (East Bay: Contra Costa) I’m Patti, and I manage events for Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley. At a typical Cycle of Hope, you’ll see me behind the scenes, keeping the event running smoothly. This year, though, the flexible Ride from Home format means that I can be a part of the action!
Meet Mae – Your Personal Fundraising Coach!
Hello, Cycle of Hopers! My name is Mae Pennington, and I’m your fundraising coach. While you can count on me to take the mystery out of fundraising and give you the tools to raise support for affordable housing, today I wanted to share my own Cycle of Hope story.
Meet Harold! A 2020 Rider & Fundraiser
Some people ride Cycle of Hope to challenge their physical limits. For Harold DeGuzman, Cycle of Hope is a chance to challenge the status quo, as well. “I realize that the reality of homeownership for a lot of people, especially in the Bay Area, is not a reality at all,” says Harold. By riding Cycle of Hope and raising funds for Habitat, Harold is doing his part to change those circumstances.
2020 Swag Bag Preview!
When you ride Cycle of Hope: Ride From Home, a portion of your registration fee directly supports Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through housing. To say thank you, each athlete gets a swag bag full of perks to give you the best experience while riding for Habitat! Your 2020 Cycle of Hope swag bag includes:
Fundraising Made Easy
SPECIAL UPDATE (9/21/20): Thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Cycle of Hope, a $100 donation will be added to your fundraising page when you register – getting you closer to meeting your fundraising goal and earning more swag!
REACH YOUR RIDING GOAL WITH CYCLE OF HOPE OFFICIAL ROUTES
Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home offers a premier cycling experience to help athletes at every level to reach their goals – and, now, from every locale! We’ve got the gorgeous, premium courses you’ve come to expect from Cycle of Hope, but this year you can choose your challenge in Silicon Valley, the East Bay, or even ride for your goal on a course of your own design.
What is Cycle of Hope: Ride from Home?
Last year, riders, volunteers, and community supporters gathered by the hundreds at the start line of Cycle of Hope, a charity cycling event benefiting Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. Together, this Bay Area cycling community rode to raise critical funds that help Habitat for Humanity work toward the ultimate finish line – a world where everyone has a decent place to live.