Braking AIDS Ride 2020
It’s been 40 long years since the first diagnosed case of AIDS. We’ve fought hard. We’ve fought together. And now the end is in sight!
Thanks to Housing Works, its partner organizations and the State of New York, we have a plan to end the epidemic in the state this year, and across the nation by 2025.
Together we ride to the end of AIDS.
The road to the end of AIDS begins in Cooperstown! BRAKING AIDS® Ride begins on Friday, September 11th, 2020. All riders must arrive by 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 10th for our Registration Eve activities; crew must arrive Thursday by 12:00 pm. You are responsible for your lodging on Thursday evening and your transportation to Cooperstown, but we’ll make it easy with our Pre-Ride Guide—full of options for bike shipping, shuttles and our host hotel—sent about two months before the event.
The ride begins at 6:30 Friday morning with a brief, moving Opening Ceremony. From there, you’ll ride 300 miles over the next three days. Your first day will take you up the Lake Otsego shoreline, along the Mohawk River, and into Albany. Your second day will begin with a moment of silence at the State Capitol before riding through the foothills of the Catskills with glimpses of the Hudson River. You’ll cap the Ride with a journey down the Hudson River Valley into New York City for our victory celebration.
On the ride, our extraordinary, volunteer crew will anticipate your needs as you ride. The route is amply marked and at tricky turns you’ll find crew to guide you safely through. Our sweep vans have a way of appearing when you need them. Every 12-15 miles you’ll find an “Oasis”—like a rest stop, but way more fun.
BRAKING AIDS® Ride will end with a closing ceremony on Sunday evening, September 15th. Invite your friends and family to celebrate your accomplishment! You deserve the ovation for a job bravely done.