FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Below are several frequently asked questions about the AIDS Vaccine 200. Answers to registration, donation, and general AV200 ride questions can be found here. If you do not find what you are looking for, please explore the website. Most ride related topics are covered there. If, however, you still can not find the answer to your query, please feel free to contact us via our "contact" page.
How do I register for the AIDS Vaccine 200 online?
Click on the "Become a Rider" button or "Join the Crew (volunteer)" button under "The Ride" menu tab and complete the form. You will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt.
I don't know if I can ride a bike for 200 miles. Are there other options?
Yes! The team at AV200 will give you all the support you need to train for a very rewarding 200 mile bike ride. But there is also a 160 mile option - 80 miles each day. Another option is to team up with one or more friends and ride in a relay. With the relay option, you can break up the ride any way you like, you just need to provide your own transportation.
What is a relay rider?
A relay rider is a rider who decides to split up the ride with another relay rider. Two or more riders can decide to register as relay riders. They can then break up the ride anyway they like. For instance, one person could ride 30 of the miles on the first day and then a friend could ride the remaining 70 miles. However, the relay team must provide their own transportaion vehicle for the rider (or riders) that aren't riding. SAG emergency support will be provided, of course, but transportation for the riders that are not riding is not provided by the SAG team. In addition, relay riders only have to raise a minimum of $350. However, the registration fee of $85 is the same as regular riders.
What is the difference between a regular volunteer and an overnight volunteer?
An overnight volunteer pays $45 for overnight lodging at Rock Eagle. That's the only difference. Volunteers are encouraged to solicit donations but are not required to do so. And as well, both types of volunteers can work part of the weekend or the entire weekend - whatever works with your schedule.
How does Action Cycling Atlanta utilize the contributions?
Action Cycling Atlanta, the producers of the AIDS Vaccine 200, make every attempt to give back 100% of participant raised funds to its beneficiaries, including the Emory Vaccine Center, Jerusalem House, and Positive Impact. In fact, we have manged to do this since the conception of the bike ride. To get more information on how Action Cycling Atlanta uses contributions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (404) 954-CYCL (2925) for more information.
How do I submit a corporate matching gift?
Because Action Cycling Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, we are eligible for most corporate matching programs. Check with your company to see if your donation is eligible. If so, the payment should be sent to Action Cycling Atlanta, P.O. Box 8363, Atlanta, GA 31106. Our Tax ID number is: 02-0645291. Corporate matching gifts are very important to us, as we use them to help cover the costs of producing the AV200, enabling us to donate 100% of rider fundraising to our beneficiaries (Emory Vaccine Center, Positive Impact and Jerusalem House).
What is the long website address for that I received in my confirmation receipt?
This website address will take you to your personal donation page. This address link is automatically included in any emails that are sent through the email center in event headquarters after you have logged into the website. You can also copy and paste this link into any other form of email.
Can friends and family make a donation to a participant by going through the main website?
Yes. Just click "GIVE" on the home page. You will then be given the option to make a donation to a particular participant. By typing in the name of the participant, your donors will be directed to the your personalized pledge page.
Is a portion of the registration fee a donation?
Your registration fee is NOT a donation. It is used to cover the cost of meals and overnight accommodations at Rock Eagle. However, if you made a donation to yourself at the time you registered, this amount will be donated to the benenficiary(ies), and will count in your total donations.
How can I see who has donated to me?
Go to the Log-in section on the site. Use the Username and Password that you received when you registered for the event. You can then view your Donor list and the amounts that have been donated.
I forgot my Username and Password. How can I find out what they are?
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Click here to find your password. You will receive an email with your username and password.
All of my donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
As your Donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll.
Will my name be put on various mailing lists?
We will only share personally identifiable information with a third party if and when the individual submitting this information has permitted us to do so, or if we are required by law to do so.
Is my information secure?
Yes. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.