While 2018’s Cycle of Hope was a memorable ride that raised more than $235,000 for Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, we were just getting started. That means we’re taking lessons from our inaugural event – and great feedback from our inaugural riders – and we’re excited to give you a bigger, better ride this year. That means an improved riding experience for our cyclists and an even bigger impact on the housing crisis!
So, what’s changed?
As you may have noticed, we moved the ride from a Saturday to a Sunday. It’s a result of input from riders suggesting the change for less traffic congestion, and more convenient access to day-before packet pickup.
Then, we took a big part of 2018’s feedback and splashed it all over this year’s courses! With all-new routes, riders will benefit from lighter road traffic, less stop-and-go, much more signage, and even more scenic views toward a finish line celebration that you deserve!
Speaking of routes, this year we’re offering beginner riders a friendly intro to cycling on our 12-mile Beginner Course, and an awesome 32-mile course for those looking for a heftier challenge. Don’t worry, all you seasoned cyclists – we’ve kept our Century and Metric Century distances, but now with improved courses, on-route support, and aid station meals and fuel to help you keep crushing it to the finish line.
And we can’t forget about the finish line! All riders can expect delicious food, a well-deserved beer, and festive music to greet you as you finish your last mile.
Finally, we know that the impact you’re making on November 3rd lasts longer in the lives of Habitat families than a single day of riding, so all riders are getting some sweet swag to remember their accomplishment and the difference they made while riding Cycle of Hope. This year, riders are getting a t-shirt, finisher medal, water bottle, bike brake levers, and a cool bag to hold everything in!
It’s not too late to get in on all the great things (new and old) that make Cycle of Hope not just a ride, but an experience. Register today and join us in Palo Alto on November 3rd. Because together, we ride!