Tour de Habitat 2011

tour de habitat 2010Here's something to look ahead to: the 2011 Tour de Habitat.

The annual cycling ride is a fundraiser for Capital District Habitat for Humanity. It gives riders the option of traveling a 100, 50, 25 or 10 mile route. The ride is September 18.

The entry fee is $100 -- and the hope is that riders will get sponsors to help cover the fee (and then some). The fee includes a fully-supported route, t-shirt, and -- because Evans Ale is a sponsor -- a pre- and post-race meal at the Pump Station, as well as two post-race pints of beer.

We saw today that Jen is interested in riding this year, so we decided to sponsor her. AOA is matching $50 of the money she's able to raise toward the entry fee -- so head on over and hit her a few bucks.


Thanks, again AOA! i can't wait to ride in my first ever bike race for such a great cause!

@ Jen -remember, this is a tour, not a race. Enjoy the ride and encouragement from other riders. Right after our son was born, my wife did the 50 mile and enjoyed the route quite a bit! George Di Piro from Evans is very thoughtful on setting up the route.

Is a map of the course available?

Route maps are available by clicking the appropriate links at

Also, there is only a post-ride meal and beer, no pre-ride food.

And yes, it's a tour, not a race. You are free to go as fast as you like, but there are no prizes for getting back quickly.

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