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Media Contact: Tia McCollors 26 April 2005
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Action Cycling 200: Cycle Through Georgia, Carry Message of AIDS Research to State
The third annual Action Cycling 200 ride is May 21-22. Sponsored by Action Cycling Atlanta (ACA), this bicycle ride between Atlanta and Athens, Ga. will benefit the Emory Vaccine Center and AIDS Athens in their work to develop an AIDS vaccine. To date, the ACA has raised over $70,000 for the Emory Vaccine Center through cycling events.

ACA is still looking for experienced and novice cyclists, crew, and volunteers to join in the ride. The 200-mile round-trip will begin and end at the Emory University Hope Clinic in Atlanta. Riders will traverse back roads, as they travel to and from the UGA campus.

"We're grateful to Action Cycling Atlanta for their tireless efforts and commitment to contributing to the research for the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine," says Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director of the Emory Vaccine Center. "This ride will help carry the message through our communities and encourage awareness about the critical need of a vaccine to eliminate this global epidemic."

Anyone interested in cycling or volunteering can contact the ACA at (404) 358-7175 or visit the website at www.actioncycling.org.



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