2017 Hill Country Ride for AIDS suppports
Hill Country Ride for AIDS

About 2017 Hill Country Ride for AIDS

The Hill Country Ride for AIDS (HCRA) is the largest fundraiser in central Texas for HIV/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 and supportive following.

The HCRA is a ride, not a race, and all levels are welcomed and celebrated. Participants choose the distance and route that best suits them: 13, 26, 45, 65, or 90+ miles. All routes are fully supported with exciting, helpful volunteers in a fun, party-like atmosphere. Riders can participate individually or start a team with friends, officemates, family members, classmates, or congregations. They can also take part in JoyRides, fundraisers, and social events and rides throughout the ride season to connect to the cause and to one another. For 17 years, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS has developed a community of kindness that fully supports its participants, volunteers, supporters, and the beneficiaries it serves. $570,000 was raised in 2016, and with the continued help of our valued partners, we hope to raise even more for those in need in 2017.

Date

Starts at:  April 29, 2017 7:00 AM
Ends at:  April 29, 2017 6:00 PM

Location

Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Rd.
Spicewood,TX 78669 USA

Contact

Prentiss Douthit
205-602-7030
Prentiss@hillcountryride.org

It’s time!! The 2017 Hill Country Ride for AIDS is ON!!

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!

New this year!!

The main reason the HCRA has been able to raise more than $8,000,000 for local AIDS services agencies is YOU, our riders!

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!


About Our Beneficiaries

The HCRA is the largest fundraiser for ten local non-profit organizations: AIDS Services of Austin, allgo, CARE Program, Community Action, Friends of David Powell Health Center, Out Youth, Project Transitions, The Care Communities, Waterloo Counseling, and the Wright House Wellness Center.​

The funds we raise help these organizations provide a continuum of critical HIV/AIDS services that include: prevention/education, medical care, housing, hospice, dental care, transportation, food pantry, case management, HIV testing, financial assistance, practical support, substance abuse and mental health services.

A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors!