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The Mass Red Ribbon Ride is an unprecedented collaboration among AIDS organizations in Massachusetts to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS

The 175 mile ride across Massachusetts will take place on August 13-14, 2005.   One day options include: 50, 75 or 100 mile routes; Join us for 1 OR 2 days!

Approximate daily mileage is 75-100 with all meals, pit stops, medical/tech support and group overnight accommodations handled by the Event Producer, The AIDS Action Committee

The bike ride begins in the Berkshires, passes through the Northampton/Amherst area, then over the Quabbin Reservoir and through towns in Metrowest, culminating in greater Boston  

This exciting event is projected to have 200 riders in 2005, with each 2-day rider raising a minimum of $1800 for the Cause; one day riders raise $10 per mile

Administrative costs will be kept to a minimum to maximize the funds that go directly to HIV/AIDS services, with a target of returning 90% or more of the funds to the beneficiaries within 3 years

Groups may form teams of 3 or more to fund raise, train and ride together; team members may be a combination of riders, crew, virtual riders or volunteers.


RIDE WITH US because HIV/AIDS doesn't see race, color, age, sex or disability. Only opportunity.


Of the 20,000 people in Massachusetts infected with HIV, 1 in 3 don't know it

African-Americans and Latinos make up 50 percent of people living with AIDS in Massachusetts but only 12 percent of the state's population.

The HIV infection rate among 13 to 24 year olds in Massachusetts has risen 43 percent in three years.

Women account for nearly one-third of people living with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.   This is almost double the percentage of 10 years ago.

The city of Boston has the largest concentration of AIDS cases in the state, but 63 percent of people living with AIDS in Massachusetts reside outside Boston.


The Ride of your life is the Ride that saves lives!


Ride Info Line: 617.450.1100 (local)

888.MASSRIDE (toll-free)





Collaborating agencies benefiting from the Mass Red Ribbon Ride include:


AIDS Action Committee

Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI)

AIDS CARE/ Hampshire County

JRI Health

American Red Cross Berkshire County Chapter

Multicultural AIDS Coalition

Boston AIDS Consortium

New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Cambridge Cares about AIDS

Tapestry Health

Center for Community Health, Education & Research

Treatment on Demand