TIMELINE OF EVENTS
May 15, 2021 | Ride Run Virtual Race Begins
June 02, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Virtual Resource Fair on Facebook Live
June 05, 2021 | 10 AM | Grand Finale Video Celebration on Facebook Live
Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19 we have decided to make our 13th Annual Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run fully virtual again this year. Complete your event, then join us from home for another fun Virtual Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run! This year get your pets in on the fun with our Paws For A Cause Pet Contest! Register your pet for free, fundraise to get a limited edition AST pet bandana, have them participate and enter them into our pet picture contest.
The pandemic has not stopped our work on behalf of children and adults with autism, and we need your support and participation now more than ever! All proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Texas and are used to fund programs, promote education and awareness, and provide access to resources for families and adults living with autism in Texas.
How does a Virtual Ride & Run work? While we can't be together, you can still join the fun and support Autism Society of Texas virtually! Choose from a 9, 24, or 42 mile bike ride, ride on your Peloton or stationery bike, or do a 1.5 mile fun run/walk and complete it on your own route on your own day from May 15th - June 5th! Wear your event t-shirt, track your miles, and share your progress with us through videos and photos* with the tag #AutismRideRun so we can all have fun together while still social distancing! If you would like to bike the original Georgetown bike routes on your own you can view them here.
Get your pet involved with "Paws For A Cause" by starting a team for your pet! Don't let your pets miss out on the fun! Register them for free, create a team for your pet and fundraise at least $50 for a limited edition AST pet bandana!
Pets don't have to ride or run to get in on the fun. Is your cat an endurance napping champion? Does your fish do tricks? Get creative and share a photo of your pet "in training", getting ready, resting up for the big event, or participating in whatever way suits them best! Not sure how to setup your pet page? Watch this short how to video!
Photos must be submitted before 5/30 and the winners will be announced during our live celebration event on June 5th! Winner will receive a 20 minute pet photo session with local Austin photographer, Chase Corrington! Submit your pet photos here.
The pet that fundraises the most in our "Paws For A Cause" Contest will receive a custom 8x10 inch portrait of their pet on archival stock, created by Kate Ferguson!
Be a part of our Virtual Resource Fair! On June 2nd we'll have a live Virtual Resource Fair Expo where organizations and businesses can share how they are impacting the Texas autism community! Viewers will have an opportunity to hear from our resource fair businesses in real time, asking them questions and learning more about their services. Before then, you can view all of our resource fair vendors and businesses here virtually!
Create a friends & family team or register as an individual! We'll be recognizing Leader Board winners at the event and online! Looking for a participant or team page? Scroll down (below the photos of participants) and enter your name or team name in the "Do you you know someone who has signed up?" box.
Get recognized on social media and the live awards event when your company team raises $500 or more!
Register for the Event!
The registration fee includes access to the virtual swag bag and virtual resource fair. This year registration prices have been reduced and t-shirts* and bibs are not included. Individuals and teams can receive a customized bib by fundraising $250 or more by 4/18!
If you don't want to ride/run then you can also register as a fundraiser for free.
Are you a member of the Autism Society of Texas? Members get 15% off registration. Business Members get 15% off Virtual Resource Fair registration. Learn more here.
*T-shirts: Fundraise for your t-shirt and have it shipped to you! Fundraise $15 for each shirt by 5/2 to receive your shirt by the start of the event. If you fundraise for your shirt after 4/30 your shirt will be mailed to you after the event.
*Photo & Video Submissions: Participant's photos and videos must be shared online with the #AutismRideRun or submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5/30 to guarantee it be included in the event video being shared on 6/5.
How Will You Get Your Fundraising Incentives?
Participants safety is the Autism Society of Texas' top priority, so we encourage all participants to follow local, state and federal guidelines and practice social distancing while completing their ride or run/walk.
All t-shirts, jerseys, and pet bandanas fundraised will be shipped directly to you, no pick up needed!
Camping chairs and baseball caps will be available for pick up in Austin after the event. If you live outside the greater Austin area, we will ship to you if needed.
The Ride Run event schedule is flexible to allow everyone to participate at their own pace and chosen time. As such, no refunds or cancellations will be provided.
Those who raise $15 will get a 2021 t-shirt shipped directly to them! Raise $15 for each shirt by 4/30 to have your t-shirt shipped to you by the event, all other shirts will be shipped afterwards.
Check out the 2020 Bike Jersey. The new 2021 Bike Jersey will be coming soon!
By raising a total of $500 to benefit the Autism Society of Texas, you will earn a Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run baseball hat!
Register your pet(s) for free, create a team for them and fundraise at least $50 for an AST bandana for your pet! Want to have even more fun? Get creative and enter them into our pet photo contest to share them in training, getting ready, or participating. Photos must be submitted by 5/30 and the winner will be announced during our live celebration event on June 5th!