Cyclists who pedal for 200 miles against AIDS each year hoisted cocktails and giant checks on Sunday to toast their 2014 efforts and proceeds from this year’s AIDS Vaccine 200 ride.
Guests at gay-owned Bill Lowe Gallery celebrated another successful weekend of Spandex across north Georgia to raise funds for services to treat and research to thwart HIV. Oversized checks during Sunday’s soiree included $163,100 for the primary beneficiary Emory Vaccine Clinic, while teams from individual organizations earned their share of AV200 loot too.
Teams riding for AID Atlanta ($17,500), Positive Impact ($15,400) and Jerusalem House ($27,000) brought the 2014 total raised to $223,000, shy of last year’s record of $297,500 but on par with years past.
Photos by Sher Pruitt