April 1 - May 31, 2021
Independent weekly rides during this period
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.
In 2021, we don't need volunteers, but keep volunteering in mind for 2022!
The 2021 Ride
Virtually The Best AV200 Ever!
What a year it has been! Action Cycling Atlanta’s Board and the AIDS Vaccine 200 Steering Committee worked with the Emory Vaccine Center to create a 2021 ride that is fun, accessible and safe in this very challenging time!
Instead of the usual two-day, back-to-back centuries group ride on the weekend before Memorial Day - we're stretching the AV's 200 miles out over a 2-month "ride-on-your-own" event with a suggested new 25-mile route each week.
All Levels and Types of Riders
Our hope is that this opens up the AV200 to more than just long-distance road cyclists. In fact, you don't even need a road bike - you can do your miles on a mountain, commuter, fixie, old-beater or even an exercise/spin bike. And you don't have to be in Metro Atlanta - we've designed the 2021 AV200 to include cyclists from anywhere in the world.
We're also offering online and digital training tips from experienced AV200 riders including a new Q&A series called "Ask A.J."
New Weekly Routes and Prizes
Every Thursday, a new route of 25 miles (sometimes more) will be announced beginning April 1 through May 31. We'll use social media and email to announce the routes and prizes. Riders who post selfies will be entered into a weekly drawing of prizes.
There will also be different weekly awards throughout the ride period; for example, most miles logged, fastest time for hill-riding (“King /Queen of the Hill”), slowest route around Grant Park and other fun milestones and achievements.
Reduced Registration and New Fundraising Levels
Registration is $35 with a minimum fundraising goal of $250 (it's really easy to raise that and we'll be sharing tips throughout).
We'll also have new fundraising rewards for 2021. Raise $500 and earn an AV200 Jersey, $750 for the full kit-jersey and shorts. All registered riders will receive the 2021 t-shirt and socks. Rewards will be given out after the ride period, but T-shirts and socks will be distributed after riders register.
In addition, there will be bi-weekly fundraising awards to make fundraising more fun and help you raise even more money for our beneficiaries.
Gold Standard Giving
100 percent of all funds raised by you and the other riders will go to the Emory Vaccine Center, Jerusalem House, Positive Impact Health Centers, H.E.R.O. For Children, AID Atlanta and our newest beneficiary - Athens-based Live Forward.
Please follow us on social media and check the monthly newsletter and emails for more announcements about registration and the ride. Let's make the 2021 AV200 a virtual triumph!
2021 Gear Shop
Stay tuned for information about buying AV200 jerseys, shorts, bibs, and other fun stuff.