AIDS Ride for Life for the Southern Tier AIDS Program
AIDS Ride for Life

About AIDS Ride for Life

Join us on Saturday, September 7th 2024! 
The AIDS Ride for Life is the Southern Tier AIDS Program's biggest fundraiser of the year! 
About the Ride
Cyclists from all over gather at Stewart Park in Ithaca NY to Ride around Cayuga Lake while fully supported by a contingent of volunteers at the seven pitstops placed strategically around the lake. Riders will also be assisted by vehicle safety and gear support (cars and motorcycles), bike repair techs, a lunch pitstop at the halfway point, and a great celebration to follow at the finish line! You can also register for smaller routes instead of the 90 or 100 miles around the lake, we have smaller options ranging between 14 to 42 miles that begin at specific pitstops and require a short bus ride from Stewart Park. 
Registering for the Ride starts at $30 when registration opens  on April 1st, 2024 and will periodically increase as the event gets closer, this fee goes towards Rider amenities and event costs. Additionally, we ask all riders to fundraise $100 in order to participate on Ride day; all money raised by our Riders goes back to STAP to fill the gaps in the funding required to serve folks living with HIV/AIDS, others with two or more chronic illnesses, people who are LGBTQ+ Youth at Identity Youth Center, or Syringe Exchange participants. All registered riders will get their own fundraising page as well as some tools to help them fundraise including the ability to create their own fundraising events, the ability to text their donors thank you, livestream fundraising, and more! 
Register to Ride with Us! Registration schedule is below 
$30.00  April 1st - May 31st 2024
$40.00 June 1st - August 8th, 2024
$50.00 August 9th - September 7th 2024


About Registration
Registration is a crucial aspect of the Ride. Along with sponsorship money, it helps cover the costs of the entire event so that all funds raised can go to STAP and its services. These costs include pit stop food, water, lunch, dinner, rental fees for tables, chairs, and tents, rider T-shirts, rider gifts, toilets for each pit stop, bib numbers, medical supplies, and more.

The 2024 Jersey Design is OUT NOW! 

To order simply go to Donations & Purchases above, or there is an option to order in your registration. 

Date

Starts at:  September 7, 2024 5:00 AM
Ends at:  September 7, 2024 5:00 PM

Location

Stewart Park
1 James L Gibbs Drive
Ithaca,NY 14850 USA

Contact

Kayla Thomas, Ride Coordinator
607-205-5116
kthomas@stapinc.org

Why Participate?

26 Years supporting one of the Southern Tier's most vulnerable populations

The AIDS Ride for Life, now in its 26th year, brings people together from all different communities, states and countries in support of the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) which serves communities in eight different counties in the Southern Tier. Here's just some of the work that STAP does in Broome, Tompkins, Tioga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Otsego, and Delaware Counties: 

Client Services 
  •  HIV/AIDS Support Services; Housing, Ryan White Care Management
  •  Health Homes of Upstate NY Services; medical linkage services for qualified folks with two or more chronic health conditions.
  •  Health Homes Supported Housing for folks unstably housed
  • HIV Education & Treatment Adherence
  • Housing Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS 


Prevention Services
  • Syringe Exchange (mobile unit, Ithaca, Norwich, and Johnson City SEP offices)
  • Mobil Drug Content Analysis services centralized in JC and Ithaca, essential for analyzing deadly drug content like xylazine, fentanyl, and carfentanil.
  • Narcan Overdose Prevention Training to local businesses, communities, schools, and groups.
  • STI Testing Services (Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, HEP-C, and HIV)
  • Monkeypox (MPOX) Program - Education & Outreach Services
  • Criminal Justice Initiative - Prevention Education within NYS Prisons.
  •  Identity Youth Program, LGBTQ+ & Allies safe space and drop-in center in Binghamton, NY

The AIDS Ride for Life is STAP's biggest fundraising event of the year, money raised at this event fills funding gaps in many of these amazing services! 

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Every dollar raised goes to the Southern Tier AIDS Program


By participating in the AIDS Ride for Life, you're helping save lives through STAP's Overdose Prevention Services, connecting medically underserved populations to much needed medical and specialty care through STAP's Health Homes and Ryan White Services, providing valuable harm reduction services like condom distribution, syringe exchange, and Health Hub medical services through STAP's Prevention Point Syringe Exchange Program, and so much more. 

Supporting us also means talking about the Southern Tier AIDS Program, about the valuable services we provide to the communities we serve. Talking about the AIDS Ride for Life, puts the taboo word of "AIDS" back into discussions surrounding public health, prevention services, and chronic illness. When you participate in the Ride and fundraise for STAP, you're helping to let your friends, family, and coworkers about us and the work we do!


Thank you for your support!

AIDS Ride for Life Sponsors