Ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in California, and all for a great cause


Running on September 20, 2015, the Surf City AIDS Ride is your destination bike event, as Santa Cruz is home to some of the most impressive riding in the country.

With four ride lengths to chose from, there’s something for the casual cruiser, the endurance rider, and those who stand somewhere in between.

Pick from 12, 30, 65, and 100 miles that will bring you ocean views, take you through fragrant strawberry fields, and wind you through meandering, country roads. There are seven themed rest stops, including the famous Gizdich Pie stop where you can replace much-needed calories with Ollalieberry pie and Marianne’s ice cream. Finish the ride at the event expo, which features free massages and refreshments (65 & 100 milers get an additional hot meal – tickets available for purchase for other riders).

100% of the event proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP) to assist those living with HIV/AIDS in Santa Cruz County with medical, food, emotional, and housing support.  SCAP will also use the money to continue their outreach and prevention programs designed to decrease the rate of transmission.

Fundraising is greatly encouraged. Riders raising over $300 will get a 2015 event t-shirt; riders raising over $500 will get a limited edition 2015 jersey. Additional prizes will be given to top fundraisers.

For those not looking to fundraise, registration costs are as follows: $85 (100 and 65 miles), $50 (30 miles), and $25 (12 miles).


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