Here’s the deal…we have 394 registered riders. This is amazing and keeps us on track for meeting our year-end goals. However, we can’t achieve them without even more riders. Let's see if we can get to 500 riders by February 28th!
This is a VERY important year for our beneficiary agencies...they find themselves staring at an uncertain future with the possibility of cuts to grants and government funding. Possible loss of health insurance has many of their clients terrified. Our agencies depend on the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, the largest AIDS fundraiser in central Texas, to help fill in the gaps and ensure lifesaving services aren’t lost.
That’s why we need YOU!!
So, let’s do this...500 riders by the end of the month—and a few rewards to make things fun!
Recruit one new rider:
Get a special “HCRA Love on Wheels” tattoo on ride day (removable, of course!) for access to special surprises throughout the day!
Recruit three or more riders:
You, too, will get your own special tattoo giving you access to super cool surprises throughout ride weekend plus special recognition at opening/closing ceremonies!
Recruit 10 or more riders:
You’ll get all of the above PLUS you'll be a VIP at massage, food court, and beer tent -- no line no waiting!
*When recruiting your friends to ride, just tell them to put YOUR name when asked who invited them to register (on the first page of their registration process).
We'll be keeping track of this and highlighting your progress over the next two weeks.
Welcome to #HCRA2017, the 18th anniversary of the largest fundraiser in central Texas for HIV and AIDS services!
A family-friendly and festive bike ride through the beautiful hill country, the Ride raises funds that are given directly to ten local nonprofits who help those in our community affected by HIV/AIDS. In the past 17 years the Ride has raised over $8 million. The Ride has been voted "Best Ride" in Austin for two consecutive years and is a beloved community event with an amazingly loyal, supportive community following.
The HCRA is a ride not a race, and all levels are welcomed and celebrated. Participants choose the distance that best suites them: 13, 26, 46, 65, or 90+ miles. All routes are fully supported with exciting, helpful volunteers in a fun, party-like atmosphere. JoyRides, fundraisers and socials throughout the ride season connect participants to the cause and one another. Riders participate individually or start a team with friends, officemates, family members, classmates, or congregations.
We need YOU!
We couldn't do this without you! To instill confidence and encourage more riders to join this community, we are lowering the minimum fundraising goal for first-time riders to only $250! All other riders commit to raising $500, but we all know most riders will raise an average of close to $1,000!
It's sooooo much easier than you think. Our new website has great tools to help! Or reach out to us directly, and we'll work with you to come up with fun ways to engage your friends and family. We want you to have a blast...you can do it!