Red Ribbon Ride: July 19th – 22nd, 2018

Red Ribbon Ride is a multi-day bicycle ride to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services, treatment, prevention, and awareness. The Ride is building a sustainable future to maximize donations. Additionally, The Ride benefits 7 HIV/AIDS service organizations in Minnesota some of which include African American AIDS Task Force, Clare Housing, Hope House of St. Croix Valley, Minnesota AIDS Project, One Heartland, Rural AIDS Action Network and lastly The Aliveness Project. Whether it’s your first time riding, an experienced veteran, looking for a challenge, want to experience the beauty of Minnesota on a bicycle or have a connection to the cause the Red Ribbon Ride is for you. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of one of the biggest events to raise money in Minnesota.


  • Enjoy the beautiful ride throughMinnesota.
  • Don’t miss the Opening Ceremony at Mall of America on July 19th at 6:00 am.
  • Invite your friends and family at the campsite for Friends and Family night on July 21st.
  • The closing ceremony will be held at the Minnesota state capitol.


Opening Ceremony: Thursday, July 19th
The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Mall of America at 6:00 am. Riders and Crew will need to arrive at 5:00 am and Parking will be available for spectators free of charge. You are recommended to bring a Gear Bag,  a Bicycle, Helmet and Cycling Gear.

Day 2: Friday, July 20th
Day 2 will mostly be spent on the road and more information will be made available soon at the red ribbon ride website.  

Day 3: Saturday, July 21st
Saturday the 21st will be Friends and Family Night, where riders are encouraged to invite their friends and family members to the campsite. Dinner will be held from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm which will be followed by Candle Light Vigil from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Friends are Family members are encouraged to come to the campsite around 1:00 pm. More information is available after you RSVP and purchase your ticket. Tickets are $15. 

Day 4: Sunday, July 22nd
The closing ceremony will be held  at the Minnesota State Capitol building at 1:30 pm. Celebrate the success of your loved ones with music, food, vendors and lots of cheering. Everyone is encouraged to be at the venue at 11:00 am. 


Donating for the Red Ribbon Ride

Making a self donation is a great way to let everyone know that not only are you willing to Ride your bicycle or volunteer as Crew for 4 days, 300 miles to make a difference in the lives of those living with HIV. You also believe in this cause and want to donate to ensure the services being provided are possible. It’s a big statement and your donors will respond favorably to seeing this. You can make a donation of any level but if you make one that is $100 or more you will be able to leverage this as a matching gift. So if you donate $250 you can then turn to your potential donors and ask if they can match your gift. 
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