Spirit of Hope

August 23 – 27, 2021

The Spirit of Hope is a supported, cycling adventure along the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

Cyclists will enjoy a moderately challenging, 5-day loop from Winnipeg to the Northern tip of Hecla Island. Along the way, the team will have a chance to relive their childhood at Camp Arnes where they can experience summer camp activities, campfires and indoor accommodations.

Your fundraising efforts will help a Habitat family build strength, stability and independence.

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Spirit of Hope by the Numbers: 

Total cycling distance: 388 km                                                
Total cycling days: 4
Average daily distance: 97 km                                                   
Total rest days: 1

The Costs: 

  • Registration fee: $200/cyclist
    Includes 
    • Commemorative jersey & T-shirt
    • Comfy-camping accommodations at Camp Arnes
    • Camping accommodations at Hecla (6 people per site)
    • Some meals (outlined below)
    • On-road support
       
  • Support volunteers: FREE
    Includes
    • Commemorative T-shirt
    • Comfy-camping accommodations
    • Camping accommodations at Hecla (6 people per site)
    • Some meals (outlined below)

 

 

Fundraising: 

Our fundraising goal for this event is $25,000 and the fundraising target for each participant is $1,000. Funds raised will be directed to the Templeton Avenue Project.  Volunteers are also encouraged to fundraise and suggest a minimum of $250 for those new to the event. For more experienced fundraisers, please set your own minimum: $500, $1,000, or more!

Volunteers: 

The backbone of this event is our team of passionate volunteers that provide support for the cyclists. If you would like to join us for a week-long adventure in August apply HERE

For more information, please contact Brett Bourne 204-235-2181 or [email protected]

The Cycling Plan: 

 

Day 1) August 23: Habitat for Humanity to Camp Arnes (116 km) 

     – Lunch (Petersfield) on your own

     – Dinner, overnight accommodations & a variety of activities provided at Camp Arnes

Day 2) August 24: Camp Arnes to Hecla Island (77 km) 

     – Breakfast will be provided    

     – Shared campsites will be provided (lunch & dinner on your own)

Day 3) August 25: Rest Day – Explore Hecla Island 

     – Optional local activities (on your own) may include: Hiking, sailing, kayaking, spa treatments, cycling, watercraft rentals and more.

     – Shared campsites will be provided (breakfast, lunch & dinner on your own)

Day 4) August 26: Hecla Island to Camp Arnes (77 km) 

     – Breakfast (on your own)

     – Lunch, dinner, overnight accommodations & a variety of activities provided at Camp Arnes

Day 5) August 27: Camp Arnes to Habitat for Humanity (118 km) 

     – Breakfast provided

     – Lunch (on your own – Lockport)

 

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