Come Celebrate With Us!
ACT 13 Opening Ceremonies
- July 30th, 6:45 - 7:30 AM
- Olbrich Park (Walter and Atwood Avenues)
Once again, the Wisconsin AIDS ride will begin our 4-day, 300-mile adventure at Olbrich Park (in the area just beyond where Walter Street intersects Attwood Avenue). Please plan to arrive before 7:00 AM to greet and provide well wishes to this year's riders and crew. Opening ceremonies will begin At 7:00 AM in the staging area near the lake. You will be welcomed by Co-Chairs Josh Siedschlag and Christopher Henry and introduced to WKOW’s Christine Bellport, who is our Opening Ceremony emcee. After a short program -- that will include remarks by ARCW staff, welcoming of Rider Zero, and an overview of Day One’s route – Christine will announce the opening of the route and bid riders and crew a safe journey as they embark on the first 65 miles of our 300 mile journey.
ACT13 Closing Ceremonies
- August 2nd, 2:00 - 4:30 PM
- Capitol (Martin Luther King Blvd)
Join Emcee Christine Bellport and the Wisconsin AIDS Ride for its closing ceremony. The event is open to the community, please feel free to invite your friends and family. The event kicks off with a performance by the band VO5 at 2:00PM. We will also have a variety of activities for all ages including bubbles, face painting and other fun things to do. There also will be a spoken word performance by LGBTQ youth. The event will recognize all of the riders, crew and community members’ hard work and dedication to the success of the mission. We will share stories and of course remember those we’ve lost. Our 2015 ACT co-chairs Josh Siedschlag and Christopher Henry, along with ARCW staff, will present the check for funds raised this year, and the raffle winners will be announced (two $300 travel vouchers and a $500 Visa Gift Card).
We hope to see you at this momentous event!