Plans told for HabiTour 2019

Mix one part exercise with two parts fun, add a generous pinch of support then top with a festive celebration and you’ve got the HabiTour bike ride to support Habitat for Humanity. The ride is set for Saturday, August 24.

With route length choices of 25, 50 and 100 miles, each ridden entirely on the safe and gently rolling Raccoon River Valley Trail, HabiTour will start and end at the historic Hotel Pattee in downtown Perry.

Hosting and supporting HabiTour are the volunteers and staff at Dallas County Habitat for Humanity and Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity, who together serve local families with new and improved housing across the four counties through which the Raccoon River Valley Trail passes.

All riders will visit rest stops stocked with great food and fun, enjoying peace of mind knowing full SAG service is available from start to finish. Refreshing post-ride showers are provided at the local community center and multiple overnight accommodation choices are available. Hotel Pattee offers guests a unique and treasured experience, with a block of discounted rooms reserved just for HabiTour riders.

A post-ride celebration, featuring the famous Harvey’s at Hotel Pattee half-pound hamburger bar, included for every rider, concludes with live music and many drink options on Soumas Court next to the hotel. The public is invited to join the celebration party with dinner included, reservations required.

HabiTour riders need only raise a minimum of $100 to participate, and any amount raised over this amount can be directed to any Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the nation. The default is to support our local Habitat for Humanity efforts in Boone, Dallas, Greene and Guthrie Counties.

To learn more about the HabiTour experience, visit or register to ride at Also found on Facebook.

“If you have a bike and know how to ride it, HabiTour was created just for you. Join your friends and find out why it’s HabiCool,” a Habitat for Humanity spokesperson said.

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