Cycle of Hope 2021

Cycle of Hope is back with some new extras for 2021, and premier perks from years past. One of the biggest fan favorites making its return for 2021? Bob, Barbara, and Friends of Cycle of Hope are back with a registration match again this year. This means that just by registering for the ride, you’ll earn $100 donated to Habitat for Humanity – a win for affordable housing, and a boost toward earning your first fundraising prize!

Cycle of Hope brings together hundreds of cyclists – along with the runners, walkers, hikers, and more that joined in for last year’s virtual ride – to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity.  Join us for a Century, Metric Century, Moderate, Starter, or Kids’ ride in-person – with health and safety modifications in place – or be a part of our virtual experience, where you can cycle one of our standard distances from anywhere or “do it yourself” by setting your own distance goal and meeting it however you want!

No matter how you participate in Cycle of Hope, you’ll be impacting the lives of families who partner with Habitat to build better foundations, brighter futures, and stronger communities.

Learn More & Register

Event Details


Ride in person on October 24
Ride virtually from October 1-24


In-person routes starting in Silicon Valley
Participate virtually from anywhere


Questions or ready to ride? Visit

Here’s how to participate in Cycle of Hope:

Ride In-Person
On October 24, cyclists from across the Bay Area can ride in our live event in Silicon Valley. With health and safety modifications in place, riders will embark on a curated course suited for their experience level and return to a socially-distanced finish line celebration

Register for one of the following courses and receive a rider’s bag full of great swag, on-course SAG support and water stations, food & drinks at the finish line, a finisher’s medal, and much more!

  • Century Ride
  • Metric Century
  • Moderate – 32 miles
  • Starter – 12 miles
  • Kids’ Ride

Click here to register for the In-Person Ride

Virtual Ride from Anywhere

From October 1 through 24, Virtual Cyclists can ride our Kids’ distance, 12 miles, 32 miles, 62 miles, or 100 miles from anywhere, at any time during the ride window! This is the option for you if you want to cycle one of our established distance goals in one session – but do it on your own time between October 1st – 24th. You can design your own course at one of these distances, or even ride one of the in-person courses on your own time!

Virtual Cyclists can track their rides through our official Virtual Cyclist app, RaceJoy, and submit results through the app. Virtual Cyclists will have their packets and prizes mailed right to their doors and be invited to our Virtual Finish Line Celebration on October 24th!

Click here to sign up as a Virtual Cyclist


Choose How to Participate

Like the Virtual Ride, our Virtual DIY option is great for participants looking to participate from anywhere at any time between October 1 and 24, but our Virtual DIY-ers will set their own distance goals and meet them however they like! This means you get maximum flexibility and creativity to participate YOUR way in Cycle of Hope.

  • Maybe you hike 40 miles over one weekend.
  • Maybe you run a marathon on a single day.
  • Maybe you make it a relay and get a group of friends to each walk 10 miles until you hit 100 miles.
  • Maybe you cycle that Century distance, but break it up over a few sessions.
  • Maybe you complete your ride at home on a stationary trainer.
  • Maybe live stream yourself hula hooping for an hour straight.

Click here to sign up as a Virtual DIY-er


Maybe a physical challenge isn’t your thing. You can still participate in Cycle of Hope as a fundraiser. Access to a personal fundraising coach makes asking for donations easier than you think, and no registration is needed!

Here’s how to start a virtual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity:

  • Click here to go to
  • Go to the "Donate" button in the top right-hand corner
  • Under “Select a fundraiser to donate to a cause,” click on the button that says "Become a fundraiser."
  • You'll see a page that says Become A Fundraiser, which is where you can customize your fundraising page with a personal goal, story, and much more.
  • Click "Set Up Fundraiser" to complete the setup of your fundraising page!
  • Be on the lookout for an email with your fundraising page details and a personalized link to share with your family and friends to get started!

As with the construction of a Habitat home, volunteers are the backbone of Habitat’s Cycle of Hope. Cycle of Hope volunteers are critical to the event experience, helping us with tasks like:

  • Rider Packet stuffing and mailing
  • Pre-Event Packet Pickup
  • Event Setup
  • On-Course Water Stations
  • Course Marshals
  • Bike and gear check
  • Food and refreshments
  • Family activities
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Direction and Hospitality

Interested in volunteering? Email our volunteer team at