Morning Ride Out

  • RIDE 2017

    Thank YOU - with all of our hearts!  We had a terrific Ride 2017 weekend!  
     
    It's hard to believe we are on the other side of our 19th Ride! Mother Nature cooperated nicely (it's about time!) with 61ish degree temps, partly cloudy...and dry!  The new addition of the Black Diamond Trail and comments have been very positive!  Thank you, so much, for all of the wonderful, heartfelt acts of generosity in countless ways from all of you. Your spirit, determination and support has strengthened our commitment to our clients, programs, services, our community and our event.
     
     
    The Ride happens and is successful because of you.  Riders, Community Partners, Pit Stop Coordinators, Motorcycle & SAG support, Tompkins Radio Guys, Medical Assistants, T-Burg Rotary Cooking Crew, Volunteers, Set Up & Clean up crews, Massage Therapists, Cheerleaders, Vendors..... "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."  ~ Helen Keller.   We could not do this without you.
     
     
    You all have helped raise over $205,000 and our fundraising total continues to climb and will right into December.  Donations were made from 46 states and 10 countries outside the USA - a loud and clear message regarding the importance of STAP's work. So much generosity and many thoughtful comments have come our way; the worst pandemic - HIV/AIDS -  and the worst drug crisis - opiates - of our lifetime has brought out the best in our community.  Riders from 15 states joined forces with STAP and local businesses. Combining those groups with Volunteers from many walks of life; all came together giving time, money, hands and hearts. 
     
    JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 FOR OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY RIDE
     
    For more information contact Event Coordinator Cindy Rotella at 607-272-4098 or crotella@stapinc.org
     
    Southern Tier AIDS Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


  • Ride For Life Health & Fitness Expo

    2nd Annual
    HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO! 
    Open to all! 
     
    Health and Fitness.... many of us strive to get to the next level. This is the Expo for everyone trying to improve their health at any stage along that journey! We have a multitude of great vendors who are engaged in fitness and the community; knowledgeable and excited to present their products and services to you all. Come to shop, come for the free samples, or come to get out and enjoy a last day of summer. No matter your reason for coming you will leave inspired! 
     
    When you are finished gathering information and inspiration, come load up on carbs at our Powered By Pasta Nosh in the big tent at Stewart Park. 
     
    EXPO VENDORS - Stay Tuned! 
    SAMPLES - SERVICES - INFORMATION - INSPIRATION! 

    FOR VENDOR INFORMATION 

    Contact Event Coordinator, Cindy Rotella at crotella@stapinc.org or call 607-272-4098 Ext 316

     


  • FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS

    HERE IS HOW ANYONE CAN HELP……..

    TO DONATE TO A RIDER- GO TO:

    https://www.firstgiving.com/stapride/aids-ride-for-life-2017

    TO MAKE A GENERAL DONATION TO THE RIDE:

    http://aidsrideforlife.org/donate

    TO MAKE A MATCHING FUNDS DONATION SEE OUR EVENT HANDBOOK IN THE DOWNLOAD SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE

    TO CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING PAGE ON FIRST GIVING – (ANYONE CAN JOIN IN THE FUN WITH US – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RIDER!!)

    First Giving is the fundraising site used for the Ride. After registering to Ride, you will receive a confirmation page with a link to this site where you can create your own personalized page.  Creating a fundraising page on this website is an easy way to contact friends, family and colleagues.  It is a simple way for them to donate securely and a quick way for you to keep track of your fundraised amounts. 

     

    ·       ANYONE CAN CREATE A FUNDRAISNING PAGE EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT A RIDER

    ·       Go to:  https://www.firstgiving.com/stapride/aids-ride-for-life-2017

    ·       Click on FUNDRAISE and follow the prompts. 

    ·       Questions or assistance setting up your page – contact ARFL Event Coordinator

    Cindy Rotella at 607-272-4098 Ext 316 or crotella@stapinc.org.

     

    BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HIGH GEAR CLUB OR THE SILVER SPOKE CLUB  

    CHALLENGE YOURSELF!

    ·       The High Gear Club is a club reserved for Riders/fundraisers who raise a minimum of $1000.  Valuable Ride merchandise can be won at the $1000 levels and above.  Watch for the monthly AIDS Ride for Life newsletters for more details on what can be won at the $1000, $2000 and $5000 levels. 

    ·       All High Gear Club members are invited to an awards party in October to celebrate your awesomeness and support of STAP/ARFL.

    ·       The Silver Spoke club is for Riders/fundraisers who raise $500 to $999.  Special prizes are awarded at a celebration of your support and success!

     

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  IT MEANS MORE TO US THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE!


  • WEST LAKE SHORE ROUTE UPDATE

    You spoke about the route change last year, and we listened! We are returning to Route 89, and the gorgeous views of Cayuga Lake, for much of the west shore route with Police presence watching over our Riders.  More good news is we will be back at our beloved  Boathouse Beer Garden Pit Stop!
     
    You will be finishing the last portion of the Ride after  Bellwether Hard Cider Pit Stop via the spectacular  Black Diamond Trail!  The BDT is a slight downward ride eliminating the dreaded 3-hill climb out of Taughannock Falls Park finishing at Cass Park. SAG support on bikes along with NYS Park Police will be present along the trail with a midpoint water stop. Check out our Cue Sheet in the download section of this website. This is truly a win-win for us! 


  • Save the Date for 2017!

    We look forward to seeing you on September 9, 2017! 


  • SUPPORT OUR RIDERS - HERE'S HOW TO DONATE!

    Our Riders are Heroes and Sheroes in our eyes.  They not only Ride but raise money for the Southern Tier AIDS Program through this event.  We raise funds on line through First Giving.  

    To donate on behalf of one of our Riders - go to: 

    PLEASE SHARE OUR EVENT DONATION LINK!  THANKS A MILLION!

    Questions?  call Cindy at 607-272-4098 Ext 316 or email crotella@stapinc.org


  • May 29, 2016 - Ride For Life 26.2, A Cycling Marathon!

    Exciting news in our community! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the 1st Annual Binghamton Marathon Festival.  On May 29, the City of Binghamton, Confluence Running and the Southern Tier AIDS Program will host a double marathon and all day festival – the Ride for Life 26.2, A Cycling Marathon and the Herald of Victory Marathon race, USATF sanctioned.  Proceeds will go to the Southern Tier AIDS Program, Local Veteran’s Support Group and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. 

    Our mission is to improve the physical and financial health of our community by drawing tourism while supporting the very important work of STAP and assisting our Heroes as needed.  

    About the Ride For Life 26.2 – A 26.2 mile cycling tour for all levels of cycling experience.  Riders will lead the course followed by the runners.  Cycling is an all age sport and we want to make 2016 the year of the bike riding movement in our community!  To Ride - register here - www.Rideforlifemarathon.eventbrite.com

    About the Herald of Victory Marathon – Binghamton’s largest road race and USATF sanctioned.  This means      runners can qualify for events such as the Boston Marathon via this race.                                                                                                     To race or volunteer:  www.heraldofvictorymarathon.com


  • Seminar! Event Preparedness

    Be ready for Ride day.....join us at this very informative seminar on Tuesday, August 11, 6pm at the Just Be Cause Center, 1013 W. State St., Ithaca

    Please RSVP to crotella@stapinc.org or call 607-272-4098

    Thank you for your support!


  • Indoor Cycling with the AIDS Ride

    Indoor Cycling with the AIDS Ride For Life

    Initiated in 2012 as a test, this option has grown in popularity for people who want to contribute to STAP/AIDS Ride For Life

    But: a) Do not have a bicycle  b) Don’t feel they can ride 42 miles  c) Are still in cycling training d) Aren’t available to join us on September 13  e) Don’t live in Ithaca or nearby.

    Check out all of the specifics at http://aidsrideforlife.org/admin/resources/indoor-cycling-with-the-aids-ride-for-life-1.pdf

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