Sunday, May 7 – Saturday, May 13 2017
Cover Indiana is an annual, one-week bicycle tour through Central Indiana. Because the ride starts in Lafayette, this is a particularly special event for Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette and serves as our biggest fundraiser!
Habitat for Humanity of Indiana began Cover Indiana in 2004 to raise money and awareness for the mission of Habitat for Humanity in the state, as well as to establish community among the many Habitat affiliates in Indiana. While the number of cyclists has increased drastically since year one, the goals of the event are largely the same.
Riders depart from Lafayette on a Sunday in May for a week-long, 380-mile journey that ends in Indianapolis. Along the way, cyclists make overnight stops in Crawfordsville, Terre Haute, Linton, Bedford, Ellettsville, and Plainfield. Local Habitat affiliates host the riders, providing dinner in the evening, breakfast the following morning, and a warm, safe place to sleep (typically in churches or community centers). Those who can’t ride for a week are welcome to ride for a day or however long they are able.
Cyclists will be followed by two “SAG” vans throughout the entire trip. The vans are prepared to provide first aid, assistance with flat tires, refreshments, and more. This helps ensure cyclists stay safe and have a good time.
Each cyclist is required to pay a registration fee and to raise at least $350 of support for his or her Habitat affiliate of choice.