October 21-22, 2017
Bucket 100 is an annual two-day bicycle ride from Lafayette to Bloomington for a total of 125 miles. We’re thankful that this event gives us a chance to work closely with Purdue University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.
The event was originally created as a two-day ride that took place on the weekend of the Purdue vs. IU football game — the “Old Oaken Bucket.” However, because the Old Oaken Bucket takes place in late November, Bucket 100 was moved to October after two years of riding in frigid temperatures.
The goal of the ride is to raise money for Habitat’s “House that Bicycles Build” and promote Habitat for Humanity in Lafayette Indiana through an ongoing and dynamic partnership with Purdue University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.
This year, Habitat for Humanity and Purdue University students are extending an invitation to members of local churches to join in this great cause.
Riders depart from Purdue University on Saturday morning and travel through beautiful forests in Monroe County, several cozy towns, and past the rolling fields of North Central Indiana. Riders stop in Danville, IN for the night and finish in Bloomington, IN on Sunday.
The route has been perfected over the years and designed with fun and safety in mind. All roads are paved, and the headwinds of the first day and the hills of the second day make the route exciting for experienced cyclists but not impossible for beginners.
Each participant is required to pay a registration fee of $35, and sign up and recruit their own sponsors in support of the overall goal of raising $55,000 for “The House that Bicycles Build”.
If you’re in need of a bicycle, Habitat will provide one on a first-come, first-served basis for the duration of training and the event for a $40 fee. Of that amount, $20 will be reimbursed after the bicycle has been returned with normal wear and tear. The other $20 will be used for repair and maintenance on the bike. If you need a bike, please contact Purdue University’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter.