MO-Hab Riders

MO-Hab Riders

The MO-Hab Riders will celebrate 25 years of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity St Louis in 2022.

Our Mission Statement

MO-Hab is committed to raising funds and awareness for adequate and affordable housing.  MO-Hab sponsors benefit bicycle rides to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis which lends a hand-up for families to afford a home.  Our faith calls us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in fellowship with others.

Who are the MO-Hab Bike Riders?

The MO-Hab Riders is a ministry of Manchester UMC, and they have been bicycling to create awareness and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis since 1998. Thanks to the generous financial support and to the hard work of dedicated volunteers, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis recognizes Manchester UMC as a Keystone Community Partner.

Over the 24 years of partnership, Manchester UMC has contributed to and worked on many of the 400 Habitat for Humanity homes built in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. These donations of hands, time and finances help deserving home buyers realize their dreams of safe, affordable homes for their families. To learn more about Manchester UMC’s participation in building the homes, click here. To learn more about the process for home ownership, please click here. To learn more about the local homes that are currently being built and the St. Louis families who receive these homes, click here.

For many years the MO-Hab Riders have completed their fundraising ride across Missouri, mostly on the KATY Trail. Beginning in 2011, the ride has alternated between Missouri’s KATY Trail and the Illinois section of Historic Route 66.

The pandemic in 2020, if anything, created an even greater need for affordable housing for deserving families but the 5-day MO-Hab Ride on the Katy Trail had to be canceled. That did not deter the MO-Hab Riders from their mission.  Instead, they adapted to a Virtual Trip around the USA welcoming walkers, runners and cyclists. The 2020 MO-Hab Team accomplished their mission by logging 12,045 miles over ten weeks and exceeded their goal of raising $26,878 for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis. Our progress was shared on the MO-Hab Facebook as well as the ManchesterUMC Facebook page.

Save the Dates for 2022

In 2022, MO-Hab will celebrate 25 years of supporting Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.  Three events are planned: the Virtual Trip, the traditional 5-day out of town ride on the Katy Trail and the 5-day in-town ride. 

Save these Dates!

February 27  Kick-off for 2022, our 25th year
March 19       Spring rides begin
April 24         Commissioning Sunday
June 9-13      5-day rides
June 12         MO-Hab Group dinner in Hermann

2021 Accomplishments

MO-Hab has much for which to be thankful. Here are some of the 2021 accomplishments: 

$31,928    The amount raised for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, as of 10/31/21;
15,214      The number of miles on our Virtual Trip around the USA;
71             The number who participated in the Virtual Trip and the 5-day in-town ride;
24             The number of years MO-Hab has been around to support Habitat;            
3               The number of events we plan to sponsor in 2022. 

The XXIV MO-Hab Virtual Trip was open to walkers, runners and cyclists and was implemented from April 1 through June 14, 2021.  Individuals simply kept track of and logged their weekly miles.  Participants helped to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.  Below is the collaborated mileage:

MO Hab Wk 11

Thank you everyone who participated. After 11 weeks, we virtually traveled 15,214 miles!

Thank you for your support!

Donate Here

Support MO-Hab XXIV efforts to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis by clicking on the button below to donate. From the “Select a Fund” drop-down menu, select “Habitat for Humanity”. In Memo Box, add “MO-Hab: and any team member you would like to honor.

Stay Connected

Follow our Manchester Mo-Hab Riders Facebook page to see our progress, posts from participants, and stay connected to the virtual ride.

If you are interested in helping plan events or have questions about MO-Hab Riders, please contact the MO-Hab Ministry Leader, Mary Corwin.

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