Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS One Mile At a Time

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.


  1. SistersTalk says:

    Tent city in Argyle, WI – the riders are setting up camp here for the evening http://twitpic.com/czsjd

  2. SistersTalk says:

    Last riders coming in for the day. Finishing up 65 miles on day 1 – http://twitpic.com/czsvz

  3. SistersTalk says:

    Just heard from Andrea that local residents in Argyle, WI are treating the riders to live blues music and homemade baked goods tonight.

  4. SistersTalk says:

    Some of the pictures Andrea sent me today from the road:

    Ladies helping Andrea with some bike problems: <a href="http://twitpic.com/d1u3e” target=”_blank”>http://twitpic.com/d1u3e

    Free range chickens everywhere: <a href="http://twitpic.com/d1u4j” target=”_blank”>http://twitpic.com/d1u4j

    Some the rollercoaster hills on today's ride: <a href="http://twitpic.com/d1u67” target=”_blank”>http://twitpic.com/d1u67

    A guy from Williamson's Bikes helping Andrea fix her tire – again – <a href="http://twitpic.com/d1u8m” target=”_blank”>http://twitpic.com/d1u8m

    Some superheros on the ride: <a href="http://twitpic.com/d1ubb” target=”_blank”>http://twitpic.com/d1ubb

    And of course Andrea's favorite part of the day, lunch: <a href="http://twitpic.com/d1ue0” target=”_blank”>http://twitpic.com/d1ue0 (yes, that's hot chocolate. She says the rain is making it cold)

  5. Marrianette says:

    HIV/AIDS is still a problem today despite huge medical advances, i am wondering if there would ever be a cure for this disease .