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About 2020 Hill Country Ride for AIDS

When we announced the 2020 Hill Country Ride for AIDS was Going Virtual, we also promised NEW physical and fundraising challenges. This week is the third in our 12-week series!

Our mission is to raise funds for our
beneficiaries providing life-saving services and prevention efforts, and
 they need us now more than ever as they help people living with HIV
stay healthy in the face of this pandemic. This week is the third in our
 12-week series of Virtual Ride challenges!


Challenge 3 of 12

April 20-26

More miles & more carbs!

 week we challenge you to keep riding, working out from home, and/or
cooking your favorite carb-heavy meal. Special thanks to H-E-B for
sponsoring this challenge! Throughout the week, we will reshare your
posts from the road and the kitchen on our Facebook page

Option 1: Ride
 the same distance you would have ridden this Saturday had we been able
to hold our annual Ride. For example 13, 26, 45, 75, or 90 miles - and
feel free to break up your full distance over several rides this week.

Option 2: Post
 a picture of your favorite pasta or carb-loading dish + recipe to your
fundraising page and social media. We can’t get together this Friday for
 opening ceremonies, but we can still carb load for an HCRA Day of
Action (details further down). Make sure to use #TexansHelpingTexans to
support HEB and #HCRA2020 so we can see it!

Option 3: Complete a virtual workout with HEAT Bootcamp this Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.
  • Themed 80s workout for all levels, No equipment needed, Just your Boombox and Computer   
  • Donations appreciated and will be accepted ALL WEEKEND on the 25th and 26th   
  • No Login required, go directly to   
  • LIVE warm up streams on HEAT's Insta at 9:45 AM (Give them a follow)

Pro Tip: regardless
 of the option you choose, post pictures of your activities on your Ride
 Page, then share to your social media to let folks know you're
participating in the campaign. Post your fundraising link in the
comments of your post so folks can support your efforts!

 Virtual Ride Challenges will alternate weekly between physical and
fundraising goals. Each physical challenge will have two options, so
whether you're an avid cyclist or you're more of a cheerleader, there
will be something for you.

Earning Activity Points Throughout Our 12 Challenges

1. Compete in our Strava Club by recording your Ride in realtime using the Strava app or by manually entering your activities from your computer (instructions here). We'll capture our Hill Country Ride for AIDS Strava Club leaderboard results weekly and at the end of June announce winners and prizes for the following 2 categories: Total Distance and Number of Rides.

 Earn activity points from Challenges by uploading a picture (10 points) or video (25 points) of your activities to your fundraising page and from there sharing to your social media. Based on our Social Media leaderboard on Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 PM, the top 5 individuals and the top team will earn some fantastic prizes from our 2020 sponsors. For full details for earning social media points, visit this page on our website

*As defined by section 6.b.iii of Ordinance 20200324-007 Stay Home Stay Safe you are able to cycle and exercise in Austin while observing social distance of 6 feet from other people.  Additionally, we encourage everyone to observe CDC guidelines.


Starts at:  April 25, 2020 6:00 AM
Ends at:  June 30, 2020 11:00 PM




Taylor Stockett

Meet Our Beneficiaries

The HCRA is the largest fundraiser for nine local non-profit organizations: allgo, ASH+Well, CARE Program, Community Action, Friends of David Powell Health Clinic, Project Transitions, Out Youth, Vivant Health, and Waterloo Counseling Center.​

About Our Beneficiary Agencies

The funds we raise help these organizations provide a continuum of critical HIV/AIDS services that include: prevention/education, medical care, housing, hospice, dental care, transportation, food pantry, case management, HIV testing, financial assistance, practical support, substance abuse and mental health services.