AIDS Vaccine 200: May

Gay Travel for Good: This charity event is produced by Action Cycling Atlanta to benefit Emory Vaccine Center. ACA has raised more than $2.2 million for AIDS vaccine research within four years. Come join the AIDS Vaccine 200 and ride to make a difference.

Register before or on May 18th, 2018 at the Emory School of Medicine. We will kick off the event with a dinner party for all riders and crew. The ride will take us east from the Emory School of Medicine where we will travel over scenic routes and through antebellum towns. Our journey takes us through the beautiful cities of Stone Mountain, Rutledge, Social Circle, and Godfrey.

End the day at Camp Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA and celebrate with a closing ceramony at the university. Don’t miss your chance to participate in a great cause.

Highlights:

  • Help raise money to fight against the AID/HIV epidemic
  • Travel over scenic routes and through antebellum towns
  • Journey through the beautiful cities of Stone Mountain, Rutledge, Social Circle, and Godfrey
  • The team at AV200 will give you all the support you need to train for a very rewarding 200 mile bike ride
  • With the relay option, you can break up the ride any way you like, you just need to provide your own transportation

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Emory School of Medicine
Saturday, May 19, 2018

The AIDS Vaccine 200 is a fun and rewarding two-day 200-mile ride to raise money for the Emory Vaccine Center and other Atlanta-area organizations that provide services for persons affected by HIV/AIDS. The 2-day ride takes place in May each year. More than 150 cyclists and an army of volunteers complete the ride each year. The ride begins on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta and passes through several small, Georgia towns until cyclists arrive at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center located north of Eatonton, Georgia in the Oconee National Forest. Cyclists and volunteers lodge Saturday night in cabins located alongside the edge of Rock Eagle’s 110-acre (45 ha) lake. Cyclists choose several different mileage options and can customize the length of the ride to their ability levels. The full ride entails back-to-back century rides, 100 miles (160 km) each day for a total of 200 miles (320 km). Cyclists may also choose a shorter 80-mile (130 km) route for a total of 160 miles (260 km). A third option is for cyclists to form relay squads of up to 5 riders. The squad then divides the 100-mile (160 km) distance each day into relay segments as long as each cyclist wishes to ride. The ride follows country roads across rural areas and rolling hills as riders pass through several small, Georgia towns including Stone Mountain, Jersey, Social Circle, and Godfrey. We will end our day at Camp Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA.

Day 2: Emory University
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Upon our return on Sunday, we will celebrate with a closing ceremony at Emory University.

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