Where are the ride offices located?
The Ride Offices are located at 5501 North Lamar, Suite C-125,78751.
Can someone help me
set up my personal web page?
Absolutely! Your personal page is a very important component of your
fundraising. Click here to view our step-by-step
guide to help you set up a successful personal page.
I’ve never raised
this much money. I’m not sure I can do it.
No one likes to ask for money, but when people learn you are
riding or running miles and miles through the Hill Country, they will WANT to
support you and this great cause. A majority of people start out thinking they
can’t raise this much, yet even though each rider is required to raise
only $500, the average rider has raised over $1,000 every year of the Ride!
It’s easier than you think, and we have special fundraising volunteers who will
help you raise your money. Check out our fundraising tips on the website.
I’m not a cyclist,
I don’t know if I can ride this far...
Most of our riders are not serious cyclists. Most have never done anything like
this before, so you're in good company. The Hill Country Ride for AIDS is a
RIDE, not a race. It is an honor to come in toward the end, there are that many
more people there to cheer you in!
Our free training program can lead all levels from the first
time riding to being able to ride this far, and have a lot of fun in the
“We went through beautiful country, the number of miles between
pit stops was perfect. I didn’t train much, but it was just perfect.” – Rider
I’m not a serious
cyclist, how can I train with other people like me.
We have different levels of riders and different mileage offered at all of our
weekly training rides. It is helpful to know that on Hill Country Ride
Training rides, you will never be left behind. Click here to see
a schedule of our Training Rides.
What kind of
support is offered on Ride Weekend?
The Hill Country Ride is fully supported, recreational bike ride.
There is a ‘pit stop’ about every 15 miles on each route; each pit stop has snacks for refueling, gatorade, water, and bathrooms! You
won’t ever be lost thanks to our sign crew which puts signs up to guide you
along the way, and our route support crew are along the route to make sure you
don't miss a turn! Along the route, we have SAG vehicles constantly
driving the route and they can pick you up if necessary, give you water, and
even advance you to the next pit stop. The Hill Country
Ride has the world’s best volunteer crew! Each crew is there to help
make the ride a safe and wonderful experience for everyone.
What kind of
support will I have leading up to the Ride?
There is a free and extensive training ride program
available to you. Click here to learn more about our
Training Runs are also offered and you have access to these helpful tips. We're available to you, so if you need anything else, please drop us a line.
When are the Rider
In prior years, there has been mandatory that
each Rider attend an orientation session but as of this year, these meetings
are NOT required. However, we want to make sure we provide as much safety
and ride information as you would like. We strongly encourage all first
time Hill Country Riders to come to an orientation session. Important and
helpful information will be shared, and you’ll love meeting other first time
riders! You will be in and out in less than an hour. It’s super easy to park at
Bicycle Sport Shop on South Lamar. Click here to see the orientation
What do I need to
bring with me on Ride weekend?
Click here to view a list of
what to bring with you on Ride Day.
What are the
rules/policies on Ride weekend?
Click here to see the Hill
Country Ride policies.
Where can I buy or
rent a bike? What kind of bike should I ride?
We recommend our bike sponsor, Bicycle
Sport Shop. And be sure to talk to
other riders. You are also welcome to ask our community of riders on
the Hill Country Ride
facebook page; ask if anyone is
selling a bike, or knows of a bike you could ride.
Bikes come in as many shapes, styles and sizes as
automobiles! Some people ride road bikes (thinner frame, skinny tires),
some ride mountain bikes (larger tires, more upright configuration). We
recommend you ride a style of bike you are used to riding and the type most
comfortable for you. Hybrid bikes, a cross between road and mountain bikes, may
also be a good option.
What ages can do
the Hill Country Ride?
Anyone 8 years and older is welcome to ride and/or run in the Hill Country
Ride. The fund raising requirement is $100 for anyone 8-18 years old.
Children of all ages are invited to join you at Reunion Ranch for a fun day of
recreation and celebration. Click here for more information about
Reunion Ranch activities.
Do I have to ride
with my child?
YES, if you have a child under the age of 18,
you or another Registered Rider MUST ride with your child.
Why is there a
Registration Fee in addition to a minimum fundraising amount?
There are many things which are offered to our
Riders during the Ride; these include a cool t-shirt, at least 2 delicious
meals at Reunion Ranch (breakfast tacos –yum, fajitas, double yum!) and
sustenance galore at all pit stops (water, Gatorade, and snacks for refueling). We also are required to rent trucks to deliver goods to the
Ranch and surrounding pit stops, in addition to tents, tables, chairs and of
course, insurance. Plus, don’t forget about law enforcement! Your
Registration Fee helps offset these necessary costs AND allows the donated dollars to benefit the 10 non-profit agencies which provide
care and support to Central Texans with HIV/AIDS.
Where is Reunion
The Hill Country Ride starts and finishes at
Ranch, just 34 miles NE from the Capitol, close to the towns of
Burnet and Bertram. Click here for various route driving directions.
Are pets allowed at
No pets are allowed at Reunion Ranch, even if
your pet is the cutest, most wonderful, best behaved animal since Lassie. Sorry, NO exceptions! :(
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