My partner Andrea and I want to thank everyone who helped her raise money for ACT 7, the annual 300 mile bike ride that raises money for (and awareness of) HIV/AIDS. Her fundraising goal was $1200 and as of this morning, her progress chart says she’s raised $1370! Woot! Woot!
The ride started this morning and will span over the course of 4 days. On day one, the riders will do 65 miles and stop at Argyle High School in Argyle, WI to camp overnight. On day two, the riders will do 75 miles and camp at Albany High School in Albany, WI overnight. On day 3, the riders will do 103 miles and stop at Columbus High School in Columbus, WI overnight. Day three is the century day – the day to acknowledge what it’s like to live with HIV/AIDS. And finally, day four is a 50 mile ride that brings the riders back to their starting place Madison, WI. If you’re near any of these areas, please stop by and give the riders some words of encouragement. If you see them along the highway, honk your horn and show your support.
I will update this post using the comments section as the ride progresses. For now, here are a few pictures Andrea sent me from the road:
Getting ready to get on the road.
On the road, let the fun begin.
Pit stop at mile 27.
Broken spoke right after leaving pit stop for mile 27!
Back on the road and loving the challenge!
Update: 9:00pm – Day 1
Hear Andrea describe the first day of the AIDS Ride:
More updates to come throughout the weekend.