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What is the Tour de Habitat?
The Tour de Habitat is an indoor cycling event and carnival. The physical goal of the event is for teams to keep a stationary bike spinning for 90 minutes. To help with this goal, cycling instructors from the Rochester Athletic Club lead the cyclists on a ride set to music to keep the excitement up. Your team decides how long each member rides and as many teammates as you wish can ride. The fundraising goal for the event is to raise $500+ per bike to go towards making a family’s dreams of homeownership come true.
Who Should Participate?
Adults and teens of all ages and cycling abilities can participate in the ride. If you are interested in riding the whole 90 minutes then you can sign up without a team. If you are new to cycling then grab a bunch of friends and have a team. With a team of six each person need only ride 15 minutes. This might be a great way to start cycling! Teens will need to have a guardian agree to the consent form.
What do I do when I’m not cycling?
This year's event is going to be held in the Neighborhood at the RAC. This family friendly, fun filled area provides a lot of options for things to do when not on the bike. There will be planned activities that are part of the competition and will bring the comptetion to all age groups. Other activies are just plain fun. Your paid registration will allow you access to all the carnival events including the bounce house and giant slide. Get the whole family involved! Prizes will be awarded for the best performance at each competitive activity. The overall team with the best performance in the competitive events will also be rewarded.
After the ride there will be a reception to thank all that participated, hand out awards and eat cake!
What’s in it for me?
Besides the physical high of an exciting workout, and the mental high of raising money to help a family get a simple, decent, and affordable home, there are prizes awarded to teams that are the high fundraisers and best spirit on the day of the ride.
Reach the fundraising goals before the event to be eligible for fabulous prizes and your choice of bike position at the event.
Blue Ribbon - Raise $500 by February 1
Green Ribbon - Raise $500 by February 15
White Ribbon - Raise $500 by February 22
How do I fundraise?
When you register on Active.com a fundraising website will automatically be created for your fundraising. You can email the link to friends, family, colleagues, and post it on social media. You can also fundraise the old fashioned way (checks and cash) and add them to your fundraising goal. Fundraising tips can be found on the Tour website.
What’s the schedule for the event?
The day before or the day of the race t-shirts and race information can be picked up at the Habitat office.
Check in for the race will begin at 5:30. Teams can meet up and get the excitement building. RAC cycling instructors will be available to show you how the bikes work and adjust the bikes for the first rider. The cycling will start at 6 and go for 90 minutes. Instructors will take cyclists through a warm-up, a cardio portion, and a cool down. During the ride time the carnival will be in full swing for those participants not biking. A reception will be held right after the biking is complete at 7:30.
What is RAHH?
Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to partner with God's people in need to build simple, decent, affordable housing. In response to the critical need for affordable housing in this area, RAHH was established in 1990. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, RAHH subscribes to the philosophy and values of the international organization. www.rahh.org