The Ride - Details
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.
Check-In: Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Emory School of Medicine. Ride weekend kicks off with a registration/welcome dinner for riders and crew. All riders and crew will be required to register prior to the beginning of the event. Emory School of Medicine is located at: 100 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Limited check-in is available Saturday morning.
Registration Fee: Fee for all two-day rides is $125 ($100 if paid by year end 2021).
Deadline: The deadline to register for the AV200 is 6pm, Friday, May 13th at Rider Check-In – Emory University.
Out of Town Riders: We welcome all riders to Atlanta and our beautiful state! The Rider Registration form provides an opportunity for you to indicate if you require lodging prior to or after Ride Weekend. We will do our best accommodate your request! If not able to be in Atlanta, use the available virtual ride options.
Closing ceremony: We have a great tradition of "massing up" on Sunday at the last pit stop and finishing the ride as one. Arriving via police escort, we'll celebrate with friends and family during an impactful closing ceremony and well-deserved cookout at Emory.
How to participate: There are flexible options for riding the AV200: riders have the option of riding the full 200-mile route, or splitting up the ride as a relay. Also, consider the virtual ride options to break the ride into smaller segments.
Riders can ride as individuals, create a team, or join an established team. Team participation is a fun way to promote the ride and raise funds. You can join a team or form a team at any time.
Forming a relay group is an excellent option for those who would prefer to ride shorter portions of the route.
Rider Manual - All riders will receive a copy of the 2022 Rider Manual in the weeks prior to the Ride. The Manual is a "must read" and contains a wealth of logistical information to help make your weekend as enjoyable as possible.
Routes are available for download below:
Saturday, May 14th - AIDS Vaccine 200 - Day 1 - Emory Student Center to Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Sunday, May 15th - AIDS Vaccine 200 - Day 2 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center to Positive Impact Health Center
- Individual riders will do the ride over the primary ride weekend (May 14-15, 2022) with
- Team riders ride with a specific team of individuals.
- Relay riders ride over the primary ride weekend and take turns with their relay partner(s) on different segments of the ride.
- Virtual riders may ride from March 5 until the ride weekend. Rides can include about anything the rider desires: AV200 group training rides, individual rides, peloton, remote locations, etc.
- The fundraising commitment for all rider types is a minimum of $500.
Vendors providing discounts for the 2022 ride TBD.
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Because we care, we want our riders and crew to look sharp! Each year, the AV200 Ride Directors choose appropriate branding for all Ride-related production items - cycling jerseys, shorts, crew t-shirts, promotional posters, etc.
Riders can earn customized, limited edition cycling apparel by raising varying amounts of money. At $500 raised, participants receive AV200 socks. At $1,000, an AV200 jersey; at $1,500, AV200 shorts or bibs.
A beloved (and hotly contested) AV200 tradition is the Top 10 Yellow Jersey, awarded to each of the Top 10 fundraisers during the Ride's Saturday night festivities.
T-Shirts and Other Goodies
Each rider will receive an AV200 T-shirt. Riders may purchase gear from the gear shop.