The Tour de Habitat

A friend of mine asked me to post this:

“The Tour de Habitat gives riders a choice of pedaling a 100, 50, 25 or family-friendly 10 mile route to benefit Capital District Habitat for Humanity. All rides start and finish at the Albany Pump Station, with a post-ride reception featuring complimentary food and beer.

The 100 mile ride is a challenging jaunt around the Helderbergs and Alcove reservoir area with a total elevation gain of about 5400 feet. The 50 mile route mimics the century route for the first 35 miles, but avoids the major hills and returns to Albany with about 2000 feet of elevation gain.

The 25 mile route mimics the longer routes for the first 15 miles and then turns back for Albany in the town of Feura Bush. The most challenging hill on this route is State Street in Albany.

All three routes start with a sight-seeing tour of the city of Albany, taking riders past many important landmarks as well as houses built by Habitat for Humanity. There are rest stops with refreshments at approximately 25 mile intervals on the longer routes and one rest stop at the turn-around point of the 25 mile ride.

The 10 mile route is flat and uses city streets for one mile to reach the Corning Preserve Bike Path, which riders will follow to Watervliet before turning back for Albany.

Route maps can be viewed on the Internet at

The ride goes on rain or shine!

The $100 entry fee entitles you to riding a fully supported route, pre- and post-ride meals at the Albany Pump Station, two pints of any Evans beer after the ride and a souvenir T-shirt. Riders sponsored for $500 or more will receive a cycling jersey. Funds are not due until the day of the ride so that you can fundraise for them. Create your fundraising page at Click “Get Started”!

Family and friends are welcome to join you at the post-ride party reception for just $12 per person.

To volunteer for this event, visit our Volunteer Page!

For more information call Capital District Habitat for Humanity at (518) 462-2993.”

On their page there is a sign up sheet and I encourage everyone to raise the money and sign up for this worthy cause.

Written by Chris Belsole

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One response to “The Tour de Habitat

  1. PJT

    Unless I missed it, nowhere do I see the actual date of the event listed. Not in the original post, nor in either of the two links posted. So the date of this event is????

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