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2017 Cover Indiana Bicycle Tour 

The date for this year’s Cover Indiana Tour is Sunday, May 7— Saturday, May 13.

Cover Indiana is an annual weeklong bicycle tour through Central Indiana. It was created in 2004, by HFH of Indiana to raise money and awareness for the mission of Habitat for Humanity in the state, as well as establish community among the many Habitat affiliates in Indiana.

Years later the goals are largely the same, although many people ride on “Cover” who have no previous affiliation with Habitat or the state of Indiana.

Riders will depart Lafayette on Sunday, May 7th for a weeklong, 380 mile journey that will culminate in Indianapolis on May 13th. Along the way the group will overnight in churches and a community center. Habitat affiliates in the “overnight” communities will host the party, providing dinner, breakfast the next morning, and a warm, safe place to sleep. Cyclists will be supported by two “SAG” vans that will be available to provide first aid, assistance with flat tires, refreshments, etc. The towns the group will stay in include Crawfordsville, Terre Haute, Linton, Bedford, Ellettsville, and Plainfield.

Each weeklong cyclist is required to pay a registration fee, as well as raise at least $350 of support. The registration fee is waived for riders who designate their money to Purdue Habitat for Humanity Chapter.  Those who can’t ride for a week are welcome for a day or however long they would like to ride.

If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry! We have rentals available. Our newer top-of-the-line bikes can be rented with a total deposit of $60 ($20 is returned to you after the ride). Some of our older bikes can be rented with a total deposit of $40 ($20 is returned to you after the ride). Once you pay the money and pick up your bike, you can train with it for the rest of the semester up until the ride.

If you have an questions, please email Samaah Al-Najjar at alnajjar@purdue.edu

We hope to see you all riding next year!

Check out some photos from previous rides!!

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