When: Sat., June 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 2017
Since 1986, Vermont CARES has been riding hard on its mission of supporting Vermonters affected by HIV and AIDS. For the 19th year, the state’s cycling community lends a hand — or, rather, a foot — in the annual Champ Ride. Solo or in teams, bicyclists go the distance in 17-, 32-, 67- or 100-mile routes on bucolic byways along Lake Champlain. This year’s funds support an HIV mobile testing van that will travel to the farthest reaches of the state. As riders rack up the miles, they propel Vermont CARES along its “road to zero” — a campaign to reduce Vermont’s new cases of HIV infection to zero by 2020.