Just when I discovered the joy of biking down the California coast for a good cause, COVID reared its ugly head and canceled two consecutive AIDS/LifeCycle rides. In doing so, funds typically raised to provide essential health services and fight stigma have been lost. But there is hope with TogetheRide! A novel idea to collectively ride 1.2 million (in honor of those infected with HIV) miles wherever one resides while still raising cash. All it takes is a pledge to help chip away at that lofty number. And so, I’m committing to riding 2000 miles before the end of the summer in exchange for any dollars you can spare. I realize the past year has been tough –physically, mentally and financially – for many, so anything is truly appreciated. Together, let’s keep the SF AIDS Foundation L.A. LGBT Center operating and our communities healthy and strong. Thanks for your consideration and your support.