While not riding with 2500 fun friends this year a few of us are still riding.
For the past 25 years riders have cycled 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles while raising money to support the services provided by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA LGBT Center. I made that journey in 2018 and 2019 and it was life changing. In 2020 I was planning on volunteering my time as a Roadie instead of riding. I so was looking forward to dressing up in silly costumes and feeding riders every day at Rest Stop 2.
Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to cancel the ride not only in 2020 but again this year. Along with that cancellation came the loss of millions of dollars in donations to these centers and the work they do.
In 2019 the ride raised close to $17 million and this year we've barely reached $2 million. So this week as I ride my 545 around SoCal I ask for your support. No amount is too small.