The Puget Sound Riders team was founded in 2000 when there were about 50 cyclists training throughout the greater Seattle area for the 1st AIDS Vaccine Ride across Alaska in August, 2000.
Dr. Rafi Ahmed was representing the Emory Vaccine Center at our closing ceremonies in Anchorage to welcome us and we all remain committed to supporting the breakthrough research at the EVC.
Jon, Tracy, and Mary are still riding for the same reason: to end AIDS in our world.
We continue to ride to honor too many millions of loved ones taken by AIDS; we ride to bring awareness to and support for the science that will eradicate this decades-long pandemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Puget Sound Riders will "remotely" participate in the 2021 AIDS Vaccine ride - we will be logging lots of miles on our home turf in the greater Seattle area - riding many favorite local routes instead of traveling to Atlanta. We'll be posting our progress on Social Media and including this link for direct donations to the Emory Vaccine Center.
Every dollar that our generous sponsors donate goes directly to support the Emory Vaccine Center.
Our commitment continues to connect YOU directly to a top-notch vaccine research team intent on fighting HIV and making AIDS history.
The Emory Vaccine Center is an epicenter of academic research and development of vaccines for both chronic and infectious diseases, focusing on the continuum of vaccine research, from basic science to clinical trials to vaccine policy.
Dr. Rafi Ahmed, Director of the Emory Vaccine Center, has stated that every dollar of private funding given to an Emory scientist is typically leveraged into 17 additional research dollars in the form of federal grants.