Today's image is titled The silly hat club and was photographed by Emily Mills.
Bicycle helmets festooned with ribbons, feathers, and flowers speak to the celebration captured in this photo, shot on Sunday at the closing ceremonies for the ACT 6 Wisconsin AIDS bike ride in downtown Madison. Participating riders covered more than 300 miles in the four-day charitable ride for the AIDS Network, raising a total of $287,420 in the process.
Riders, support crew, other ride volunteers, and supporters gathered on the first block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the conclusion of the ride, which ended with a loop around Capitol Square, live music, and a presentation of a ceremonial check for the donations. More images of the gathering, including the forma arrival of Rider Zero, an empty bike in commemoration of persons who have been passed on as a result of HIV and AIDS, can be viewed in a photo set shot by Mills, who rode in 2007 and served as a volunteer this year.
More ride reports and photos from participants and volunteers can be found in a journal by The Mic 92.1 program director Brian Turany, a blog by WKOW-TV reporter Lauren Leamanczyk, and in a photo gallery published by ACT 6 volunteer and Madison alder Larry Palm.
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