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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

We wish the weather had been better for our Riders and Volunteers on event day but the sun shined in others ways! We have raised over $255,000 for STAP! All of the money raised by our Riders goes to the STAP programs and services within our eight county regions. Ride expenses are paid for with Community Partner money, registration fees and misc income such raffles and dinner ticket sales. What we are doing is working! HIV infections are decreasing because of what we do - let's keep the momentum going! Donations made through December 31, 2014 will be credited to the Ride. To donate to a Rider or team page go to http://www.firstgiving.com/stapride/aids-ride-for-life-2014/fundraisers. THANK YOU, so much for your support! See you next year on September 12, 2015!

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...our wonderful Community Partners and Volunteers.  You are a huge reason why the Ride is so successful, we could not do any of this without you!

Please join us at next years Ride - September 12, 2015!


  • Ithaca Cayuga Optical Service

    Ithaca Cayuga Optical Service has been a full service professional eye care center since 1948.

  • CSP Management

    CSP Management has been managing rental properties in the area for over 23 years, our friendly staff and excellent service and reputation are unequaled.

  • Gimme! Coffee

    Espresso-driven and quality-obsessed, we're a small artisan roastery serving retail, wholesale, and web customers.

  • Ithaca Bakery

    A favorite in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the Ithaca Bakery stores feature terrific sandwiches, homemade entrées and salads, artisan breads and bagels, superb pastry, outstanding cheeses… And great coffee!

  • Collegetown Bagels

    What began in 1976 with a bagel and a dream, has grown into a workforce of nearly 250 employees. While business keeps growing, one thing remains the same: All of the CTB locations are independently owned and operated by a family characterized by an unwavering commitment to the local and global community, practicing sustainability in all areas of operation.

  • The Boatyard Grill

    A casual waterfront restaurant that invites all ages! Located just one mile from the Ithaca Commons on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake in Upstate New York.

  • Cayuga Ski & Cyclery

    A very special thank you to Cayuga Ski & Cyclery for their dedicated "road service" to our Riders on Ride day. We offer a wide selection of bicycles for different people and uses. And we provide expert assistance in selecting the proper bike type and model. For example, a road bike makes little sense if your plan is to tackle dirt trails. Likewise, if you're into cruising, you certainly don't need to test ride racing rigs. You need the bike type that's right for you, and our experienced staff will listen to you and help you choose.

  • Corning Incorporated

    Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Learn more about how Corning collaborates closely with customers across these industries to turn what were once only possibilities into breakthrough realities.

  • Tompkins Trust Company

    Founded in 1836, Tompkins Trust Company is a full-service, locally-managed community bank with 15 branches serving the Tompkins County area, Auburn and Cortland in Central New York. Because our senior management is locally based, we have first-hand understanding of this community and a unique commitment to the vitality of its businesses and families - we live here too. HONORING A TRADITION OF LONG-TERM VALUE AND TRUST Today, we continue to honor the mission we began more than 175 years ago - to provide long-term value and earn the trust of the clients and community we serve. Tompkins Trust did not participate in subprime lending nor in any subprime-related investments. We did not take funds from the government’s TARP program and we remain strong and well capitalized.

  • Arnot Health

    Arnot Ogden Medical Center 607.737.4100 600 Roe Ave Elmira, NY 14905 Health on Demand 24 hour call center & physician referral 607.737.4499 800.952.2662

  • McCune & Murphy Physical Therapy

    McCune and Murphy Physical Therapy, P.C. is the latest in a lineage beginning in 1972. We are the oldest private practice in the area and continue to offer the highest quality physical therapy available. We specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction with manual orthopedic physical therapy. This evidence informed approach combines the use of hands-on techniques with exercise prescription to assist in the treatment of pain and dysfunction. As in other forms of medicine there are generalists and specialists. Our physical therapists are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists and Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (learn more). We are the most experienced practice in the area! Our staff and facilities continue to grow, offering services at convenient locations in Ithaca, Dryden and Trumansburg.

  • Excellus BCBS

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a nonprofit independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, is part of a family of companies that finances and delivers vital health care services to about 1.9 million people across upstate New York. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides access to high-quality, affordable health coverage, including valuable health-related resources that our members use every day, such as cost-saving prescription drug discounts and wellness tracking tools in our Step Up program. To learn more, visit excellusbcbs.com.

  • Ciao! Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

    Ciao! is a casual family style, Italian restaurant. We specialize in rustic yet refined Italian food with an authentic Tuscan flair. We also offer artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and cooked to order in our wood-fired oven, which is visible throughout the restaurant. The pizzas, paninis, salads and pastas are specially crafted. All of our entrées from steak to seafood are made from scratch from the highest quality,imported and domestic, ingredients.

  • Wright Cycling & Fitness

    April Wright has been a certified Personal Trainer since 1994, and has been teaching cycling and large group fitness classes since 1995. When it comes to cycling certifications you name it....April has it! April holds certifications from Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Mad Dogg Spinning, ReeboK Cycling, Keiser Cycling, and Trixter Bikes to name a few. April has a devoted following of indoor cycling enthusiasts in the Ithaca, New York area who range from beginner riders to professional triathletes. April currently teaches 15 classes a week, with an average of 100 in attendance. April is a true believer in utilizing your own body as a tool to build strength. She has machines and some equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, balls and more. In Bootcamp classes you get a mixture of cycling with weight lifting and pilates using your own body to become stronger. When April is not teaching or training in her gym she is a wife and mother. April and her husband have 3 beautiful children along with 3 dogs. April and her husband feel it is very important to teach their children how to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • BSI Productions

    Over 20 years experience in production and your solution for sound, lighting, staging and roofing systems, video production, and event planning for concerts, festivals, corporate events and trade shows. Fully insured. Centrally located in the Upstate New York - servicing the Northeast, East Coast and Midwest. Clients include major universities, world-renowned musicians as well as Fortune 500 companies. For more information on how to make your next event flawless, please contact us by phone at 607.273.2369 or by email at bsiproduction@aol.com.

  • Macs Events

    Macs Events is a mobile DJ service catering to Ithaca, NY and the surrounding area. We can accommodate any event from a small intimate birthday party to an elaborate wedding or anything in between. Macs Events was first founded with a love of music and second, as a business. You will make every decision; after all it is your special occasion. You will never feel pressured by us to have something done a certain way. In the event that you are unsure about something, we will gladly offer you our opinions. We believe music is what drives your event, and we are here to steer it in the right direction. With this as our credo, we can keep our prices extremely competitive (and realistic). We have an enormous music selection, so if there is a special request we can almost certainly fulfill it. We also have a top-of-the-line lighting system to ensure that the atmosphere matches the music.

  • Cayuga Medical Center

    Our Mission Statement: We will deliver the highest quality health care in partnership with our community, one person at a time. At Cayuga Medical Center, we believe that hospitals are shaped by the people they serve. A hundred years ago, a group of forward-thinking community leaders opened a small city hospital with fifteen beds. Today, Cayuga Medical Center houses 204 beds, employs over 1,200 health-care professionals, and has a medical staff of more than 200 affiliated physicians. Over the past century we have evolved into a comprehensive medical center and we continue to offer, as we always have, attentive and compassionate care to each patient who comes through our doors. Our patients and families are at the center of everything we do. We are a not-for-profit, acute-care medical center bringing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and Tioga counties. And a century after our founding, we remain intrinsically tied to those we serve: our corporate membership includes representatives from over 100 community organizations. We are privileged to engage with you, our community, as we chart our course for the future. We work every day to help you meet your changing health-care needs. As a result more than 150,000 area residents and visitors choose us each year for top-quality, specialized health-care, rather than traveling outside of the area.

  • Simeon's on the Common's

    Welcome to Simeon’s on the Commons Simeon’s is an upscale American bistro that provides delectable food to accompany an incredible variety of beverages. We serve exceptional cuisine inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Fingerlakes region. The Simeon’s tradition of welcoming guests in a warm turn-of-the-century setting for over twenty-five years is now merged with unparalleled flavor, value, and service. Whether you are from the area or just visiting Ithaca for the first time, Simeon’s on the Commons is a must. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Ithaca Coffee Company

    Ithaca Coffee Company prides itself on its coffee! Our mission is to purchase coffee from farms that represent a seasonally evolving selection from across the coffee-growing world. We roast each coffee using specifically designed protocols that highlight the inherent quality of the bean while bringing clarity and balance to the finished coffee. We preserve the freshness of our coffee by roasting in small batches and packaging daily.We have been certified as an organic coffee roaster since 2010. We offer a choice of whole bean or ground with some of our coffees.

  • Iron Design

    Founded in 1993 in Ithaca, NY, Iron Design develops cohesive brand + web identities for small and mid-sized organizations. With a focus on establishing new brands and re-energizing mature ones, our work takes a long-term strategic approach to developing and enhancing our clients' business, with teams spanning brand & web strategy, identity & naming, packaging design and communications design. Iron is devoted to de-mystifying brand development. We passionately involve our clients in the process to create communications materials that rise above the sum of its parts. We're confident you'll see the proof in the results. We've earned our success the old fashioned way » hard work.

  • Road ID

    Our mission is two fold: One, to educate outdoor enthusiasts about the importance of wearing ID. Two, to provide these athletes with innovative identification products that they will want to include as part of their gear.

  • ESPN Ithaca 1160 107.1

    ESPN Ithaca – WPIE continues to grow market share with expanded coverage of local sports featuring high school play-by-play of area teams that compete in Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Hockey and Baseball. Other sports are covered via in-depth reporting and feature interviews, many of which air during “Between The Lines," weekdays 4-5 PM. "We see a great opportunity to serve the sports market here and continue to receive positive feedback from coaches, administrators, parents and local businesses that support our high school play-by-play initiative,” states Taughannock Media President and General Manager Todd Mallinson. “There’s a high interest level here for local sports, having held our inaugural Night of Champions Awards Dinner in June 2014 to a capacity audience at the Country Club of Ithaca.” Mallinson goes on to say “We’re very fortunate to have some of the best collegiate athletics programs in the country right here in the Finger Lakes. Many of our high school athletes and teams have the opportunity to train and compete at these outstanding facilities at times in their season and they provide great inspiration to our scholastic athletes. Historically Tompkins County is well represented in Section IV and NY State competition and we’re here to tell the stories. We’ve put together a very dedicated and talented staff committed to covering local sports well beyond the score." Between the Lines has been a cornerstone of ESPN Ithaca since November, 2010. Host Jeremy Menard is a proud Upstate New York native who grew up at Schoellkopf field watching Cornell football. Jeremy earned his master's degree at Syracuse University. He guides listeners through a fast-paced hour of regional and local sports news. Jeremy's co-host, Eric Silverman, is also a Syracuse University alum. In addition to covering the Cornell Big Red, Eric handles our high school hockey and lacrosse play-by-play. Anchoring our local SportsCenter Updates is Ithaca College graduate and Elmira native Nick Karski. Nick provides a great sense of market knowledge as he competed in Section IV high school baseball and has developed a keen writing and reporting style. Nick is also the lead play-by-play voice for the majority of ESPN Ithaca's high school play-by-play. Along with popular national personalities Mike & Mike and Colin Cowherd, ESPN Ithaca - WPIE is also the exclusive local play-by-play station for the NY Yankees, Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball and Cornell Wrestling. Contact information is 607-533-0057 or info@ESPNIthaca.com

  • Grainful

    At first, we followed the traditional oat path, making tasty breakfast preparations that attracted a loyal following. Then, one evening, it happened…chef Sacco was about to cook dinner when she realized that she was out of pasta, rice, and potatoes. But she had plenty of – you guessed it – steel cut oats. Eureka! They look like rice, they cook like rice, so why not use them like rice – for dinner! Half an hour later, she was eating Jambalaya with steel cut oats. Digging into leftovers the next day, we all agreed: steel cut oats were destined for much more than breakfast! Inspired by Ithaca’s rich offerings of local farms and diverse restaurants, we explored the endless possibilities of steel cut oats and raised fun in the kitchen to a new level. We crafted our convenient frozen dinner entrees by pairing whole grain steel cut oats with a colorful palette of bold spices and fresh, natural ingredients – the kind of real food you would use in your own kitchen. And our first adventurous eaters loved them, spreading the word about the new dinner grain in town.

  • Dan Smalls Presents

    Dan Smalls Presents, Inc. is... A talent buyer, concert promotion, and event production company based in Ithaca, NY. We specialize in developing talent from small clubs to theatres and arenas. We buy talent for regional theatres, colleges, and various other venues. We also produce events for musical acts, corporations, not-for-profits, etc. in and around the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The company was founded in 2008, though the principal, Dan Smalls, has a wide ranging background in business and the entertainment field. His biography can be found below. Feel free to call us anytime at 607.280.2900

  • Chemung Canal Trust

    Chemung Canal Trust Company is an independent community bank which has served the financial needs of businesses and individuals for over 180 years. We trace our roots to the opening of our namesake, the Chemung Canal, in 1833. Today, we operate 34 branch offices in 11 New York State counties and 1 Pennsylvania county. Most important, we remain steadfast to our community banking philosophy and business model which means we build long-term relationships with our clients and play a vital role in the communities we serve. Deposits gathered locally are channeled back into our local communities in the form of loans to businesses, individuals, organizations and other enterprises. Decisions are made locally, not in some far-off distant city. Our website provides an abundance of information about Chemung Canal Trust Company from products and services, to branch locations and hours of operations, to our suite of Trust and Investment Management services. What a website cannot truly convey is the professionalism, dedication and responsiveness of our people - that you must experience first hand and we invite you to give us the opportunity to serve you.

  • Moving Box Studios

    "Their work expresses the voice of our channel. It's in their voice, their world and from their point of view." Georgi Golddman, Content Manager - Current TV "These cats is conscious, talented, and willing to rock with us" Speech, Lead M.C. - Arrested Development "The degree of professionalism that Moving Box Studios brings to the table is outstanding. From start to finish, these masters of innovation are raising the standards of video production and animation in our community." Steve Gelb, Buttermilk Studios "Moving Box Studios solved problems with creativity and technical proficiency that equals the professionalism of the large studios I have worked with in New York, Los Angeles, and in Europe. Ithaca is extraordinarily lucky to have a high-caliber moving image, web and print production facility like Moving Box." Aaron Pichel, Producer "We've never collaborated with another artist or entity who was as committed, passionate, and creative as the great fellas who are Moving Box Studios. They truly care about the work we are creating together. They are perfectionists, they are relentless, they are talented." Tom Burchinal, Musician, Lyricist, Partner - Ayurveda LLC "Working with Moving Box Studios was an enjoyable and rewarding experience which I would not hesitate to repeat." Anthony Fazio, L. Ac., C.A. - Peaceful Spirit Acupuncture