2018 Bike to Build MN

FAQs


Q: Who can participate in Bike to Build MN?
A: Anyone can participate in the ride and we hope a variety of riders of all ages and experiences do! We even have options for non-bikers to participate either via volunteering or registering as a "Virtual Rider". Read more about our different registration types HERE.


Q: What do I need to know if I plan on bringing kids or teenagers?
A: Good question. There are three things to know:

  1. All participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the ride. 
  2. Kids ages 12 and under register for free but are limited to biking our ≈15 mile (Gateway State Trail) route. 
  3. You have the option to register a kid (12 and under) as an individual after you register yourself. The Family Package registration accounts for a total of 5 family members of whatever age. If you have more than five in your family planning on participating, you are welcome to add another "kid" to the group after completing the first stage of registration.


Q: Are donations to Bike to Build MN tax-deductible?
A: Yes, Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all donations are 100% tax deductible.


Q: What if I have a flat tire?
A: Bike to Build MN is a fully supported event with bike mechanics, rest stops, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, and volunteers ready to make sure you have a safe and successful ride. 


Q: How much do I need to fundraise?
A: Each Bike to Build MN cyclist age 18 and older is responsible for fundraising a minimum of $250 to participate in the ride. After reaching the $250 minimum, a rider can choose to direct additional funds towards a Habitat for Humanity affiliate of their choice. The fundraising minimum for families biking together, who may have more than two participating adults (18 and older), is $500.


Q: What can I expect at the rest stops?
A: Encouragement, energy bars, and beverages. Not to mention restrooms. There will also be volunteers ready to help with any questions you might have along the way.


Q: Can I register the day of the ride?
A: Yes. Keep in mind, the normal regisrtation fee and fundraising minimum still apply.