2016 Dates TBD
Bucket 100 is an annual, two-day bicycle event that starts at Purdue and ends at IU for a total of 130 miles. We’re thankful that this event gives us a chance to work closely with Purdue University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.
The Bucket 100 tradition was established in 2006 to raise money and awareness about Habitat for Humanity’s mission in Indiana, as well as to form community between Purdue University and Indiana University’s campus chapters.
The goals of the event today are largely the same; however, there have been a few changes. 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.
Riders depart from Purdue University on a 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 and raise at least $130 of support for his or her Habitat affiliate or campus chapter of choice.
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.