Minnesota Fighting AIDS on Bikes Board (MN-FAB) dba Red Ribbon Ride
In 2002, numerous Minnesota AIDS service organizations joined together to form the Minnesota Fighting AIDS on Bikes non-profit organization, which created and produces the Red Ribbon Ride. MN-FAB includes eight HIV/AIDS service organizations. The benefiting agencies.
Our mission is to educate the public about HIV as well as to raise funds and awareness to support Minnesota AIDS service organizations. We organize and produce the Red Ribbon Ride - a safe ride for the participants and fiscally responsible for the benefiting agencies
MN-FAB is proud to produce the 10th annual Red Ribbon Ride. The Red Ribbon Ride is a four-day, nearly 300-mile bike ride which starts at the Mall of America and travels to overnight stops in Lake City, Rochester and Northfield, MN. The Ride finishes at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Eight Minnesota AIDS service organizations benefit from the money raised. Riders and Crew pay a $75 registration fee. Riders are required to raise $1,500; Crew are encouraged to raise $250.
The annual cost to the organization is $371,792 (Line 13 of form 990).
Since the organization was formed in 2002, Red Ribbon Ride has raised millions of dollars. View the Ride History for the amount raised and percent returned to the benefiting agencies each year. Red Ribbon Ride was also named to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Top 25 List of Fundraising events 2005-2007 & 2009.
Geographic Area Served
The Red Ribbon Ride directly benefits the HIV prevention and services work of multiple Minnesota nonprofits. Collectively, these nonprofits provide direct services to well over 2,000 Minnesotans living with HIV and HIV prevention outreach and education to an additional 20,000 Minnesotans at risk of HIV infection. Prevention programs are held in the Metro area and throughout the State in Duluth, Alexandria, Virginia, Mankato, Moorhead, Bemidji, Mora and Little Falls. HIV+ individuals from throughout the State of Minnesota receive medical case management, housing assistance, emergency financial aid, transportation reimbursement, legal support and many other supporting social services from the work of the benefitting agencies.
Board of Directors
Charles Hempeck (Rural AIDS Action Network), 2011-2012 Chair
Patrick Kindler (One Heartland), 2011-2012 Vice-Chair
Gwendolyn Velez (African American AIDS Task Force)
Joe Larson (The Aliveness Project), 2011-2012 Treasurer
Lee Lewis (Clare Housing), 2011-2012 Secretary
Jim Maurer (Park House)
Lorraine Teel (Minnesota AIDS Project)
Scott Zahren (Hope House of St. Croix Valley)
Theresa Fetsch, Executive Director (Contact the Ride)