AV200 ride and associated events will follow
CDC-recommended COVID-19 protocols.
May 14-15, 2022
Bikes can change the world - and so can you! Register for this ride and achieve great things!
A cure is not that far! 100% of your donation goes to vaccine research and disease prevention.
Join the Crew for an amazing support experience! We couldn't do it without our incredible volunteers.
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.
Virtual Riding Options
We're excited to include a virtual version of the ride similar to the 2021 ride experience that will continue to open up the AV200 to more types of bicyclists (spin, mountain, commuter, wheelchair, etc.) in any location around the world. The virtual ride option can be done during the weeks leading up to the AV200 weekend (March 5 through the Ride weekend) and local Atlanta participants can ride in the AV200 group weekly training ride - or ride on their own.
All riders can track and post their mileage independently towards the 200-mile goal. These options give a flexible format for riders to choose the AV200 that fits their experience and circumstances. Out-of-town riders or those with schedule conflicts can plan their own training and logistics. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
- The virtual ride includes the AV200 group weekly training rides such as the Silver Comet, Silk Sheets, Intown, and other rides of 25-40 miles each.
- Registration fee is $125 for all riders, $100 for riders registering by 12/31/2021.
- View fundraising goals on the AV200 website (a minimum of $500 is required for all riders).