Keller Knapp is pleased to sponsor the AV200 Ride this weekend, benefiting AIDS Vaccine Research.
The AV200 is a challenging – and fun! – two-day, 200-mile ride that raises money to stop HIV/AIDS. The Ride takes place in May and attracts more than 150 cyclists and an army of volunteers. It is fully supported with SAG (support and gear) teams as well as refueling pit stops every 15 or so miles. Riders can complete as much or as little of the Ride as they wish, either as individuals or part of relay teams.
The ride begins on the campus of Emory University, travels through the eastern Atlanta suburbs then into the countryside past several scenic towns until arriving at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia. The return is a nearly identical reverse route. The course is primarily rolling hills with some steeper climbs in and out of Metro Atlanta. The entire 200 miles is well-marked and cue sheets are provided and available for download.
Cyclists and volunteers spend Saturday night in cabins alongside Rock Eagle’s 110-acre lake. The Rock Eagle pool is open for our use and massage therapists will be available free of charge. Meals are provided both days as part of rider/volunteer registration fees. A short program and rider recognition are scheduled for Saturday evening.
The Ride has earned a reputation for operational excellence as well as its amazing sense of community and camaraderie. We enjoy a close relationship with all our beneficiaries; their fellows, staff, enrollees and faculties ride, volunteer and cheer us on as we work to end HIV/AIDS.
Read about the AV200 Ride here!