August 29 – September 2, 2022

Spirit of Hope is an annual cycling fundraiser to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families in Manitoba. If you’ve always been interested in trying a long distance bike ride this fundraising event is for you.

This five day, supported cycling adventure follows along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Cyclists will enjoy a moderately challenging ride that begins in Winnipeg, MB, heads to the northern tip of Hecla Island, MB and loops back to Winnipeg.  Relive childhood memories of summer camp by staying at Camp Arnes where riders will experience fun activities, campfires and indoor accommodations.

Registration fee: $495/cyclist or FREE for Support Volunteers

Your registration includes:

  • Luxury motor coach transportation
  • Some meals. Most snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Professional mechanical support throughout the ride
  • Fully equipped support vehicles
  • Comfy-camping accommodations
  • Commemorative jersey (cyclists) and T-shirt (all)
    Optional activities at your own expense

Rider Orientation Sessions

February 5, 2022
March 5, 2022
April 9, 2022
May 7, 2022
June 4, 2022
August 6, 2022

Mandatory Meeting
August 25, 2022

Departure
Monday, August 29

Return
Friday, September 2

Resources

Spirit of Hope by the Numbers: 

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

 Fundraising: 

The fundraising goal for this event is to raise $50,000 and the fundraising commitment for each participant is $1,000. 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. The support roles include: General support, Food support, Drivers, Bike Mechanics, Photographers, Videographers, etc. If you would like to join us for a 5-day adventure in August, apply HERE

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

The Cycling Plan: 

August 29: Winnipeg to Camp Arnes (117 km)
August 30: Camp Arnes to Hecla Island (77 km)
August 31: REST DAY in Hecla
September 1: Hecla to Camp Arnes (77 km)
September 2: CYCLING – Camp Arnes to Winnipeg (117 km)

 

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