For the last six years this annual fundraiser, sponsored by STAR Building Materials, challenged riders to complete a three-day epic journey to cycle over 300 km through the Rocky Mountains. Over the years, Ride Through The Rockies has raised over $700,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.
The effects of COVID-19 has stopped riders from cycling together, but it hasn't stopped their commitment to support Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.
Virtual Ride Through The Rockies 2020
This year we are taking the ride virtual for one exciting day! Join us on August 22 where each rider will commit to one of four cycling distance options, and then ride wherever they choose. Ride in your neighbourhood, ride in the mountains, ride around a nearby lake, ride on your Peloton - it's up to you, so get creative, push yourself a little, and have fun!
Riders are also welcome to use their personal page to fundraise in support of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.
The families that Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta serves are vulnerable to the current economic slowdown brought on mostly because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Many Habitat families are restaurant workers, labourers and administrative staff who were laid-off in large numbers earlier this year and continue to look for work.
Your support helps current Habitat families from reducing or deferring payments, to providing additional resources to help them navigate new realities; as well as inviting new families into our program so that more families will know the safety and security of Habitat home ownership. Click here to learn more about Habitat's program and mission.
How to Participate
Join the one-day virtual Ride Through The Rockies event today!
1. Register for the ride by clicking "Sign Up" above.
2. Choose your distance: 60 km, 100 km, 160 km, or 200+ km.
3. Use STRAVA to track your ride.
4. Start training and fundraising.
5. Join the private Facebook group and start posting to promote with #RTTR20.
6. Encourage other cyclist to join the ride.