About The Ride 2019-09-23T12:18:07-04:00

We’ve got some serious history under our spandex – the first AIDS Ride was in 1995, and we’ve been riding our bikes together ever since.

Cycle for the Cause is an epic three-day ride. We stay together in hotels along the route, eat meals together and ride our bikes 275 miles from Boston to New York, passing through 20 cities in between – all to raise money and awareness in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. So far we have raised more than $12 million to fund the critical HIV and AIDS services The Center provides 365 days a year.

The Ride is fully supported, which means that you’re completely taken care of along the way.  This includes meals, route planning, rest stops (which are a ton of fun), hotel accommodations, medical services, bike techs, massage crews and much more.  But the Cycle for the Cause experience extends way beyond The Ride. We train together, raise money together and plan fun chances to hang out together year-round.  Our entire community is here to help you conquer your training, blow past your fundraising goal and – best of all – meet amazing new friends (who can help you shop for an outfit for Red Dress Day).

All you have to do is register – we’ll help you with the rest!

“Why do I keep riding? Easy answer: I couldn’t imagine not riding.” -Martin Z., Rider #18
“The ride gives me an incredible sense of accomplishment and community.” -Charlie M., Rider #149
“I ride for hope, I ride for life, I ride for a cure, I ride for The Center.” -Patrick H., Rider #26
“I think of this ride and the community it creates as “a life experience with a bit of bike riding.” (Okay, so there is a lot of bike riding.)” -Julie H., Rider #28
“There are people who put themselves through grueling physical challenges and do everything they can think of to raise money – all for someone they’ll never meet. I like being around those people.” -Nancy F., Rider #27