The Hill Country Ride for AIDS is, more than anything, a community of kindness. It is unique in that it brings together the 9 local agencies it helps support along with hundreds of volunteers to host the most fun, well-supported, beautiful ride in Central Texas -- all while helping countless lives affected by HIV/AIDS. It is the most important ride of someone else's life, and we need YOU to help make it happen!
There are two major types of ride participants: Riders & Volunteers. You can find out more about each participant type on their respective pages, but the basics for each type are as follows.
Registration is $45, while Volunteer and Student Riders registration is $29 dollars. The Registration fee includes an event t-shirt, access to the Kick-off Event and training rides, a spaghetti dinner the night before Ride day, 3 meals on Ride day, snacks and drinks throughout Ride day, and 1 night of camping at Krause Springs (optional!)
Riders (Virtual & In-person):
Riders are our main fundraisers and the lifeblood of the ride! Without their tireless efforts, we wouldn't be able to support our 9 incredible beneficiaries and all of the amazing work they do in the community. First-time riders commit to raising $250, and returning riders commit to raising $500. We've got tons of fundraising tips, tricks, and tools to help you reach your fundraising goal and beyond! Rider registration is $45 and includes an event t-shirt, Ride Day meals, Ride Day route support, 1 night of DIY camping at Krause Springs (optional), and more! Early Bird registration is available for a limited time with code "earlybird".
If Riders are the Ride's lifeblood, volunteers are the backbone; they are the engine that makes the magic of ride day happen. They assist with everything from providing snacks at 7 Pit Stops to pushing tired riders up Mt. McKinley. Volunteers aren't required to fund raise, but many do! Regardless, volunteers are an integral part of the Ride, and a great way to check out what it's all about without having to commit to riding a route. Volunteer registration is $29 and includes an event t-shirt, Ride Day meals, and 1 night of DIY camping at Krause Springs (optional). Click Here to learn of the various volunteer roles in depth.
Ride Day Spectators:
Want to come out to the event to support a rider you know and have lunch? This is the registration type for you! $15 includes entry into Krause Springs ($9) and food & drinks at the finish line party ($6). When you arrive at Krause Springs, you can come to the check in table to claim your wristband for the finish line party. We can't wait to see you!
This year, we're also offering "Just a Fundraising Page":
This is the perfect option for people who will have other commitments on Ride day, but still want to support and raise donations for the Ride. This lets you support our beneficiaries, even if you can't join us for the ride, or are worried about the financial commitment. We still need and appreciate your support! This is also a perfect way to bring on you friend who is new to the ride and not sure what they want to do yet. They can change registration types at any time to become a rider or a volunteer with the appropriate registration fee - just have them contact the ride office for more details.
Regardless of your participation type, you also get to chose whether you want to participate individually or as part of a team. Individual participation is the default, but teams are a great way to get involved and have a ton of fun with your friends, coworkers, or neighbors during the ride. There's a team fundraising leaderboard, and teams that raise a certain amount can get special perks on Ride day. That being said, there's no wrong way to participate in the Ride - as long as you're having a good time!
Other Ways to Get Involved