Bike.Build.Home 500 Event Cycles through the Driftless Region to Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity
May 3, 2023 (LA CROSSE, WI) – Looking for a unique way to enjoy the beauty of the Driftless Region while giving back to the community? Bike.Build.Home 500 is an annual, multi-day bicycle ride that raises funds for local affordable housing organizations. Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is proud to be the host for this year’s ride.
Bike.Build.Home 500 was organized to continue the traditions of the Habitat 500 bike ride, which was previously coordinated by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota. In its 30-year history, bike riders raised over $7 million to build affordable homes.
This year, the 5-day, 500-kilometer ride will run from July 12-16. Riders will stay at a “base camp” located at Luther High School in Onalaska. Each day’s ride will loop through different areas of the beautiful Driftless Region. The first day will be a beautiful Tri-State Century loop along the Mississippi River to Lansing, Iowa. This relatively flat route through the center of the Driftless region includes many scenic photo ops.