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Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride & Health Rally (Youth Awareness day)
Sat, April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
In recognition of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Health Education Resource Solutions (H.E.R.S.), in partnership with S.H.E.E.R. & Divine 9 Lives Matter™ presents, the Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride and Health Rally.
This event is geared towards African American motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts that are parents, young adults that attend historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta, and middle school and high school youth, hence it's a family event. As such it will provide platforms to help parents learn how to have conversations with their adolescents and young adults surrounding consent and making safer, healthier choices regarding sexual health, and provide a space for African American adolescents and young adults to get accurate sexual health information and get tested for HIV and other STIs/STDs. Additionally, this event will increase awareness, educate, and mobilize African Americans in five main areas: education, engagement, linkage to care, testing and fundraising.
The Gear Up for HIV Awareness motorcycle charity ride will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017. The start site will be Born Losers MC Clubhouse located at 1810 Rogers Lake Road, Lithonia, GA 30058. Registration for the ride and signing of waiver forms will be held at the start location beginning at 9:00 am, followed by KSU (Kick Stands Up) at 11:00 am. The cost for registration for a rider will be $25. The cost for registration with a passenger will be $30 and all virtual rider (individuals that want to help our cause one mile at a time but not actually ride a motorcycle in the event) registration will cost $25. Onsite registration will be cash only, $30, $35, and $30 for riders, riders with passengers, and virtual riders respectively, and will close 30 minutes before the ride departs. All riders will head out on a designated route that will conclude at 12 pm at 2 Wheel Bar & Grill for the Gear Up for HIV Awareness Health Rally.
Approximately 15 health and wellness vendors and 7 vendors specific to motorcycle riders or enthusiasts will participate in the Gear Up for HIV Awareness Health Rally. The day will include HIV testing and education, food and entertainment, motorcycle merchandise vendors and other health screenings such as sickle cell, blood pressure, and blood glucose. Each participant will receive a passport palm card to check off, and if they visit at least 75% of the health and wellness vendors, they will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. Additionally, as an incentive to participate in the health fair, awards will be presented for the most represented female MC, most represented male MC, most represented co-ed MC, and most represented SC.
About the Event
What is Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride/Health Rally?
Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride/Health Rally is an annual event that is part of the Riders for Educating and Advocating for Community Health (R.E.A.C.H) Initiative. Gear Up is an HIV testing and linkage to care community mobilization initiative created to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in the motorcycle community and to raise money to support community-based organizations that serve the African American community.
What time should I arrive on event day?
It's up to you! Some people get there first thing to mingle with the crowd and check out other bikes. Onsite registration closes 30 minutes before the ride starts.
What do I bring with me to the event?
We ride rain or shine, so pack your rain gear and all safety equipment. Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride participants must wear minimum safety apparel as required by state law. Minimum safety apparel for these purposes may include a DOT-approved safety helmet.
Will I have to sign a waiver?
All riders and passengers are required to sign a waiver on the day of the event.
Can minors participate in the motorcycle ride?
If you are the parent or guardian of a minor child who wishes to ride as your passenger in the event, you will be required to sign a minor release form on the day of the event. If you are not the parent or guardian of the minor passenger, you must bring a signed, notarized release form from the child's parent or guardian. You can request a copy by emailing email@example.com.
Can my fundraising team or motorcycle club ride together in the event?
Absolutely! Just be sure to arrive at the same time so your bikes can line up together.
Are there any rest/break stops during the ride?
No. Toilet facilities are available at the end point.
What happens if it rains on ride day?
If weather does not permit for Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride/Health Rally to occur safely, the alternate event date will be Saturday, April 15, 2017. We thank you for your understanding and support.
Can I bring other family members and/or friends to the event?
Absolutely!!! We encourage everyone that is able to participate in the Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride/Health Rally R.E.A.C.H. Initiative.
How do I register?
Visit https://goo.gl/PZBJ7g to pre-register online. Online registration closes at 12:00 pm EST Friday, April 7, 2017. Onsite registration closes 30 minutes before the ride departs at 10:30am.
Is there an incentive for pre-registering?
Yes. If you preregister before online registration closes at noon EST Friday, April 7, 2017, you’ll automatically receive an extra ticket for the Harley Davidson and Cycle Gear prize package.
How much does it cost to ride?
During pre-registration, the cost to register is $25.00 per bike. If a rider has a passenger, the cost to register is $30.00 and registration for virtual riders is $25.00. Registering for the event the day of will cost $30.00 per bike, $35.00 for a rider and passenger, and $30.00 per virtual rider.
What is a virtual rider?
Do you want to help our cause one mile at a time but not actually ride a motorcycle? If so, register as a Virtual Rider. Virtual Riders are able to sign up for the Gear Up for HIV Awareness Charity Ride without having to ride in the event. Virtual riders can be anyone and pay a registration fee of $25.00.
Can I pay on the day of the event?
Yes! We will accept *CASH ONLY* as a payment method on site. Registering for the event the day of will cost $30.00 per bike, $35.00 for a rider and passenger, and $30.00 per virtual rider.
Does my passenger need to register also?
No, but both of you need to check in at the registration table when you arrive to sign a waiver.
I don’t have an email address or Internet access. How do I preregister?
Please call our office at 678-310-5736 for assistance.
How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
We have many volunteer opportunities, from working in the parking lot to seated positions in the registration area. To help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you would like to volunteer your time.
Where does the money go?
Sponsor and partner contributions are used for event expenses in order to offer Gear Up For HIV Awareness Health Rally at no cost to the community. Proceeds from Gear Up For HIV Awareness Charity Ride benefit the Ride It Forward grant aiding community-based organizations that provide HIV/AIDS services to African Americans.
Can I give credit to my favorite club/chapter and motorcycle dealership?
Yes. Please do this when you preregister to ensure that we count your funds toward your club, chapter and/or dealership. You must also make a note on your donation collection envelope on the day of the event.
Does the organization sell, rent or trade donor information?
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