As first profiled back in March, Microsoft is continuing its support of Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS, a local non-profit organization that provides necessary resources to organizations that assist more than 20,000 clients with HIV/AIDS.  

You’ll recall Microsoft is sponsoring the organization’s 12th annual two-day, 180- mile cycling adventure that takes place September 29-30, and to kick-off fundraising efforts for the ride, the organization staged its annual runway event, Passion 4 Fashion on August 10th.

The Microsoft team was on hand to ignite the fundraising initiatives by announcing the company’s $100,000 challenge. As added incentive to support the cycling adventure, Microsoft will give the first 100 riders or crew, who raise at least $1,000, a copy of Office Professional 2010.

Currently, the Microsoft team has more than 25 riders and crew who have signed up, and are still looking for participants.

You can donate to Lone Star Ride here.