The Hill Country Ride for AIDS (HCRA) is Central Texas’ largest fundraiser for HIV/AIDS services. A family-friendly and festive bike ride through the beautiful hill country, the Ride raises funds that are given directly to nine local nonprofits who help those in our community affected by HIV/AIDS. In the past 19 years the Ride has raised over $9.4 million. The Ride has been voted “Best Ride” in Austin for two consecutive years and is a beloved community event with an amazingly loyal and supportive following.
The HCRA is a ride, not a race, and all levels are welcomed and celebrated. Participants choose the distance and route that best suits them: 13, 27, 45, 65, or 90+ miles. All routes are fully supported with exciting, helpful volunteers in a fun, party-like atmosphere. Riders can participate individually or start a team with friends, office mates, family members, classmates, or congregations. They can also take part in Joy Rides, fundraisers, and social events and rides throughout the ride season to connect to the cause and to one another. For 19 years, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS has developed a community of kindness that fully supports its participants, volunteers, supporters, and the beneficiaries it serves. $675,000 was raised in 2018, and with the continued help of our valued partners, we hope to raise even more for those in need in 2019.