For two days this May, cyclists will ride 200 miles from Emory University to the Oconee National Forest as part of the AIDS Vaccine 200. The event, now in its 11th year, is organized by Action Cycling Atlanta and is a benefit for the Emory Vaccine Center. The AV200 will take place over two days, May 18-19.
The goal of the event, according to organizers, is to raise money while bringing about greater awareness of HIV and AIDS. Last year's fundraiser collected just shy of $300,000, the largest haul in the event's history.
“Using friendship, respect and sportsmanship, the AV200 creates a spirit of hope that shows what can be accomplished when we strive for a common purpose and support each other in doing so,” the ACA website states.