The 2015 #BeingTheChange Challenge

Imagine being able to help save over 100 lives in one day…

Imagine knowing you’re part of a unique group of angels for some of the most at risk members of our community…

Imagine yourself #BeingTheChange on October 4th 2015 at Danbury Fair!

pill-0 The 2015 #BeingTheChange Challenge is a unique open format, fully serviced bicycle ride.

The main course is a 100 mile century ride slated to go through the 12* towns APGD has been serving since the onset of the AIDS crisis. It also includes a 50 and 25 mile option. All courses begin and end under the big tent at Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Ave!


*The Main Century Ride goes through: Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Newtown, Bethel, Redding, Easton, Weston and Ridgefield and includes just under 8,000 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN! This map shows our 100 and 50 mile routes, the 25 is coming soon! For a PDF list of the roads used for the 100 mile route ride click here.


Rider Information:

100 Mile: $125,  50 Mile: $100, 25 Mile: $75

100 and 50 mile riders: $500
25 mile riders: $250.

All riders must register to raise funds for their ride through the online Crowdrise Platform.

Fundraising for your friends and family through Crowrise will be open until Monday Oct. 5th at Noon; HOWEVER, all riders must have met these fundraising goals by the morning of registration and check-in to receive numbers.


We have an amazing set of folks helping to orchestrate this event:

If you’d like to volunteer for the day of the event OR
You’re a company with employees you’d like to volunteer contact our volunteer coordinator Peter at: with “Ride Volunteer” in the subject line!

Volunteers are needed for: setup and registration, ride support (at the eight ride support tents along the route), cleanup and importantly: fundraising!

Fundraising volunteers are needed to help use the power of social media and the internet to encourage giving by friends, family and community members to their individual pages. #Beingthechange is about creatively finding ways to make a difference. We believe in the power of big ideas from small places.

Fundraising Volunteers report to Jonathan, who will be conducting regular open trainings for those interested in becoming fundraising volunteers. You’ll be provided with a unique Crowdrise fundraiser profile where you can direct friends and family to support #BeingTheChange! For more information on fundraising volunteers click here!


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