The ACT 5 Wisconsin Aids Ride begins today and runs until Sunday, August 5. It is the fifth annual AIDS Network Cycles Together and is geared towards building funds and awareness for the AIDS Network. The tour covers 300 miles over four days, completing a broad loop around south-central Wisconsin starting in Madison, and running through Baraboo, Columbus, New Glarus, and Mount Horeb before ending on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. back in downtown Madison.
Fans will be able to watch the ride and cheer on the riders at the following stations:
- Thursday, August 2:
Baer Park, Cross Plains, 8 - 9:45 a.m.
Railroad Museum, North Freedom, 12 4 p.m.
- Friday, August 3:
Chandler Park, Pardeeville, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Juneau City Park, Juneau, 12:30 - 5 p.m.
- Saturday, August 4
London Community Center, London, 8 - 10:30 a.m.
Sugar River Park, Belleville, 12 - 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, August 5
Hoof & Woof Farm, Mt. Vernon, 7 - 9:30 a.m.
Closing ceremonies, 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd, 3:00 p.m.
Each day of the ride has a theme as well:
ACT 5 Day -- ACT 5 t-shirt or ACT 5 commemorative jersey
- August 3
Punk Day -- Neon, technicolor, or anything black
- August 4
Disney Day -- Disney brands
- August 5
Red Day -- Anything red
When cheering on the riders at the closing ceremonies on Sunday, don't forget to stop by the Isthmus tent to pick up a free Conney Safety First Aid Kit.