Responding to COVID-19


Cycle of Hope and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty. Whether cycling is the furthest thing from your mind, or it’s your best weapon against stir-craziness, we want to share our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of now, we will host Cycle of Hope 2020 as planned on Sunday, October 25th. In fact, the current crisis has us even more committed to the ride. As we shelter in our homes, it is clearer than ever how crucial it is to have a safe, healthy, and stable place to live. Last year, the Hays family, Habitat Homeowners, rode Cycle of Hope alongside all our athletes, and Elaine Hays shared her gratitude for the community of riders that comes together to make homeownership possible for families like hers. As she said, “Our Habitat home has given us a safe harbor.” And that’s what we’re riding for. A refuge in times of crisis. Facing this pandemic fuels our determination to bring that within reach of more of our neighbors.

Though we plan to proceed with the ride, we’re proactively planning increased health and safety measures, provisions for physical distancing, and more. We committed to sharing any updates that will impact your ride’s experience as soon as we can.

Please check back here to see the most up-to-date information.

In the meantime, be well, and don’t hesitate to contact Hilda Schmelling at with any questions.