Even with the bone-chilling weather we’re having lately, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to spring and warmer temperatures. Another thing that spring brings to Austin is the annual Hill Country Ride for AIDS. Named the “Best Bike Ride” in the Austin Chronicle 2010 Best of Austin poll, this April 30th benefit consists of a ride (not a race) where participants can cruise through the Hill Country for 13, 27, 45, 70 or 100 miles, depending on your athletic prowess and/or drive to raise funds for our fellow Central Texas citizens living with HIV/AIDS.
To launch fundraising efforts and get people excited about this year’s ride, the organization is hosting the 2011 Hill Country Ride Kick-Off Party on Thursday, January 13th at 7pm. Individual riders, teams, volunteers and supporters will be on hand at the Austin Music Hall to enjoy music by Skyrocket, plus get a chance to learn more about the ride and its positive impact on the community. The event is free and open to the public.
Through their efforts, riders and volunteers help provide life saving support and services for thousands of Central Texans by raising money for 10 local nonprofit organizations. To prepare for the journey, free training rides are planned to get participants in shape for any distance they choose to travel. The Hill Country Ride is fun for the whole family and even includes special pricing for kids to participate. Knowing how much Austinites love to be outside before the temperatures get unbearable, it’s no surprise that this is the 2nd largest ride of its kind in the country. Come on…get out to the Music Hall on Thursday to learn more. You’re guaranteed to have a great time!
Hill Country Ride for AIDS Kick-Off Party featuring Skyrocket
When: Thursday, January 13 — 7-9pm
Where: Austin Music Hall
Tickets: FREE and Open to the Public
Additional Information: http://www.facebook.com/hillcountryrideforaids