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MISSION

ACA produces sporting events to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS, raises funds for eradication research and supports service organizations working to reduce transmission, educate the public and improve the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS.

RIDE TO SUCCESS

Our mission is achieved using friendship, respect and sportsmanship to inspire our community toward a world where HIV/AIDS is part of history.

PROFILE

ACA  is an all-volunteer organization.

100% of money raised by participants goes to our beneficiaries.

Since 2003, ACA has raised more almost $3 million for AIDS vaccine research at the Emory Vaccine Center as well as for other Atlanta-area AIDS service organizations.

WHO WE ARE

We are individuals from diverse backgrounds - young, old, gay and straight - who share common interests: a love of physical activity, a desire to build community and a passion to create a better world. We are enthusiastic and committed people who challenge and support one another to achieve the exceptional in fitness, personal growth and philanthropy.

We believe that there is no limit to what a group of like-minded individuals can achieve.

OUR GIVING PHILOSOPHY

Written into the bylaws of Action Cycling Atlanta is its commitment to adhere to the standards set forth by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. We seek to minimize event overhead in order to maximize our contribution to recipients. To date, 100% of the money raised by ride participants has been donated to our beneficiaries. Action Cycling Atlanta is able to do this by underwriting the cost of the event through registration fees and generous event sponsors.

JOIN US FOR OUR TWO MAIN EVENTS

2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Shane Totten

    President
    Director at Southface Institute

  • Jonathan Karron

    Development
    Professor of Marketing
    Georgia State University

  • Tom Blenk

    Finance

  • Rich Yarbrough

    At Large
    Associate Director, Project Management, Digitas

  • Mark Buchanan

    Ride Director
    Logistics Specialist
    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Dan Lax

    Technology
    Photography & Websites

  • Julio Carrillo

    At Large
    Acting CEO at TechBridge

  • Ben McGee

    Ride Director
    Director, Sales Strategy
    Genesys

  • Kerry Haberkorn

    At Large
    Project Manager, Merchandising Execution at InComm

  • Robert Alford

    At Large
    Healthcare IT leader

2019 AV200 Steering Committee

Mark Buchanan

Dan Ketterer

Jane Lawson

Ben McGee

Alexandra Ricca

Andre Silva

Debra Snell

Shane Totten

Amanda Watson

Michael Weaver

Rita Wuebbler

Rich Yarbrough

2019 Field Day Steering Committee

Joshua Campbell

Kerry Haberkorn

Paul Holland

AV200 2017 check presentation

Our by-laws state that we will adhere to the standards set forth by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (http://www.give.org). Before we decide to pursue a fundraising opportunity, we carefully evaluate whether we can return a substantial net contribution to our beneficiaries.

 

PRODUCER OF THE AIDS VACCINE 200 (AV200) AND FIELD DAY - ACTION CYCLING ATLANTA

 

AIDS Vaccine 200 and Field Day are produced by Action Cycling Atlanta, a nonprofit organization recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the AV200 and Field Day are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law. You can view a copy of our 501(c)(3) letter here.