I'm so excited to be a part of AIDS/LifeCycle for 2018 and on my single speed bike! I was scheduled to join TeamKat in 2017, but had a surgery go sideways and instead of training spent most of the first half of the year at Stanford Hospital.
This year, I am celebrating having put my Crohn's disease in remission after 6 years of intense illness. I've had 16 procedures and even had to make a move from Oregon to California to get the care I needed.
It is no exaggeration to say that getting on the bike saved my life — a couple of years ago I trained to ride a 50 mile Gran Fondo after not knowing if I'd ever be able to ride again. This ride to benefit research, testing and treatment and advance the effort to end AIDS feels like an amazing way to celebrate my new found health with an incredible community of spirited riders.
On June 3th - June 9th, 2018--over 3,000 Cyclists and Roadies will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
I will be joined in the adventure as a part of TeamKat - with Tori, Kat, Kathleen and Anne. It is going to be an amazing journey, so I hope you'll follow along and I'll do my best to keep things moving!
If you can help contribute to my fundraising efforts, I would greatly appreciate it! There is never an amount that is too small as it all goes to a great cause and fuels me up for the ride. I could also use all of the encouragement and support, so check in with me here, or
follow along with my training on Strava -> https://www.strava.com/athletes/airjoshb
I've also set up a live log of some things I'm tracking for my health and training before the event -> http://bit.ly/2GRJ8ZT
You'll want to see how I'm doing as I go for the ride on my single speed bike, affectionately named: SeedStage