Red Ribbon Ride: Red Ribbon Ride is a fully supported 4 day, 300 mile bike ride to raise vital funds for HIV/AIDS services, treatment, prevention and awareness. The 15th Anniversary Red Ribbon Ride 2017 will take place July 13th – July 16th, 2017. The Red Ribbon Ride benefits 8 HIV/AIDS service organizations here in Minnesota; African American AIDS Task Force, Clare Housing, Hope House of St. Croix Valley, Minnesota AIDS Project, One Heartland, Park House, Rural AIDS Action Network and The Aliveness Project. Whether you are first time rider, experienced veteran, looking for a physical 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. Join us. Make YOUR difference.


  • You will be served a hot breakfast and dinner daily in camp, a bagged lunch and plenty of snacks. We offer vegetarian options but cannot accommodate all special dietary restrictions.
  • Our Gear & Tent team will transport your gear from Camp to Camp.
  • Each Camp site has shower houses which include private shower stalls, sinks, changing areas and restrooms.
  • On Friends & Family Night you have the opportunity to invite your friends and family to join the ride for the evening.The evening includes dinner, an extended version of Camp Stage and the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Red Ribbon Ride Community. So be sure to invite them on Night 3 to join us and celebrate your accomplishments.



The Route: 
The route opens each morning at 6:30am and closes at 7:00pm. You must leave camp by 8:00am. Pit Stops maintain hours of operation to help you stay on track. You can ride at your own pace as long as you arrive at the Pit Stop before it’s posted closing time. If you arrive to a Pit Stop after it closes event Staff or Crew will either transport you to the next Pit Stop or directly to Camp. You are responsible for managing your own pace each day. If you are a slower paced rider it is advised that you leave camp as early as possible. Remember, it’s about loving every mile you ride not riding every mile. 

Route Cues & Directions:
Each morning you will be given Route Cues at Bike Parking. These cues are turn by turn directions and include Pit Stop hours, Camp Hours, and more. The route is also marked with yellow arrows and orange caution signs. Our Moto Crew is also present at difficult turns to help you have a safe riding experience. 

Fully Supported Route:
On the Route we have Pit Stops located every 15-20 miles with snacks, water, electrolytes, lunch, first aid, restrooms and much more. Bike Tech is offered at each Pit Stop along the Route by Erik’s Bikes. They are here to support you every pedal stroke of the way. If you get stuck on the Route with a mechanical issue, are feeling fatigued or medical issue our amazing Sweep team will help you get to the next Pit Stop where you can get the help you need. If you are unable to finish the Route a comfortable ride for you and your bicycle will be available for you to return to Camp. Each Pit Stop has First Aid professionals should you need help. 



July 13 – 16



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  1. indalive18 Apr

    Join us in Prescott for a ride through some of the most beautiful backcountry roads Wisconsin has to offer. Just a short drive from the Twin Cities, riders on road bikes, cross bikes and mountain bikes tackle up to 4,000 feet of elevation gain on the 100-mile course.

  2. DmIvZ25 Apr

    I will plan on sending updates and photos to the Friends of Swaziland page on Facebook during and after the ride, so stayed tuned for day by day accounts. Young Heroes will also share information and reports via its social media channels. Since the ride will take place in little over a week’s time, please don’t hesitate to pledge your support soon. I am truly grateful for any support you are able to provide.

  3. SdwiG27 Apr

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