Cancelled for 2020
Given the many unknowns we currently face in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Action Cycling Atlanta Board of Directors has cancelled the 2020 AIDS Vaccine 200 ride and Field Day events. This was a heart-wrenching decision, but the health and safety of our riders, volunteers, and supporters is our greatest responsibility. We will continue to fundraise, support and advocate for our beneficiaries. Thank you for your commitment to providing hope for all!
Bikes can change the world! Ride all 200 miles or create a relay team, either way you'll achieve great things.
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The AV200 is a challenging - and fun! - two-day, 200-mile ride that raises money to stop HIV/AIDS. The Ride takes place in May and attracts more than 150 cyclists and an army of volunteers. It is fully supported with SAG (support and gear) teams as well as refueling pit stops every 15 or so miles. Riders can complete as much or as little of the Ride as they wish, either as individuals or part of relay teams.
The ride begins on the campus of Emory University, travels through the eastern Atlanta suburbs then into the countryside past several scenic towns until arriving at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia. The return is a nearly identical reverse route. The course is primarily rolling hills with some steeper climbs in and out of Metro Atlanta. The entire 200 miles is well-marked and cue sheets are provided and available for download.
Cyclists and volunteers spend Saturday night in cabins alongside Rock Eagle’s 110-acre lake. The Rock Eagle pool is open for our use and massage therapists will be available free of charge. Meals are provided both days as part of rider/volunteer registration fees. A short program and rider recognition are scheduled for Saturday evening.
The Ride has earned a reputation for operational excellence as well as its amazing sense of community and camaraderie. We enjoy a close relationship with all our beneficiaries; their fellows, staff, enrollees and faculties ride, volunteer and cheer us on as we work to end HIV/AIDS.