Participants in the seventh annual Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS are scheduled to set off Saturday morning, Sept. 29, on a 150-mile-plus trek around North Texas to raise money for three Metroplex area AIDS service organizations.
The Resource Center of Dallas, AIDS Services of Dallas and the Tarrant County AIDS Outreach Center are the beneficiaries.
Organizers said this week that about 130 riders are signed up to participate in the bike rally, which has given away more than $1.4 million in its first six years. They leave Dallas at sunrise on Saturday morning and will spend the first day riding 85 miles to Glen Rose where they will camp overnight.
Many of the riders will leave Glen Rose the following morning for a 65-mile ride back to Fort Worth and closing ceremonies, planned for about 4:30 p.m., in the Fort Worth Arts District.
Hundreds of volunteers will also be participating by providing road support, medical support, refreshments and bike tech help. Pit stops offering food, beverages, massages and encouragement will be set up every 10 to 15 miles along the route.
Organizers noted that Lone Star Ride has a history of getting all the costs of producing the event underwritten, so that 100 percent of the pledge dollars raised by riders go to the beneficiaries.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 28, 2007