Morning Ride Out

Rider Information


The following is an overview of what you will find in the Event Handbook. Please take a few minutes to look through this content and then you can find further details in the manual in the Download section of this site.


Friday, September 6th Stewart Park Pavilion

4:00pm  Rider Packet Pick-up opens

4:00pm Fitness & Nutrition Expo 

7:00pm  Rider Packet Pick-up closes

Saturday, September 7th Stewart Park, Ithaca

6:00am  Early bird Crew Review
6:00am  Riders arrive at park
6:30am  Riders assemble for opening ceremony
6:45am  Opening Ceremony begins

Additional Scheduling Information

Rider Packet Pick-up
Riders will pick up their numbers, goodie bags and turn in any remaining donations to reach their minimum. Please be prepared to make up the difference with a personal check, MC or VISA, or cash.

Crew Reviews

Volunteers, motorcyclists and support vehicles will meet for a Crew Review to go over job responsibilities and logistics. Please plan on attending the review 20 minutes prior to your shift. 

Gear Drop

Riders may leave clothing at Stewart Park, or have gear and clothing left at Stewart Park transported to the finish line at Cass Park. Clothing may also be left at any pit stop, and will be transported to Cass Park for you. Please label everything clearly.

Dinner Celebration

Each rider will receive 2 dinner tickets, one for themself and one for a guest. Everyone is welcome and additional tickets can be purchased in advance at STAP or at the dinner at Stewart Park for $8. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm. Weather In the event of rain, the AIDS Ride for Life continues. Please dress accordingly and exercise caution on the road.

Quick Steps

1) Register for the Event

Head over to the registration page and fill out the form. You'll need to pay the registration fee as part of the online submission. The earlier you register, the lower the registration fee!

2) Fundraise on FirstGiving

After you register, you'll need to create a fundraising page on FirstGiving. The minimal amount you need to raise is $300.

3) Pass the Safety Quiz!

Every rider must pass also pass the safety quiz in order to be allowed to ride on the day of the event. Watch the video here and then go on to take the quiz when you're ready!

4) Have a Training Plan

Whether you are an avid cyclist or new to biking, a good training plan can prepare you for a great experience on the day of the Ride. See the training manual in the download section and check out other helpful resources there!

Excited for the Ride? Why not pick up an official jersey to show your support?