You're here because you, like me, are a champion for love, people, acceptance, and inclusion. AIDS/LifeCycle is a tribute to all of those things, and it will be one incredible journey when we roll out of San Francisco in June destined for Los Angeles. I will be there that week, riding with my community, to represent all the resources, time and effort we will have put toward this ride to:
-Fund the work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center to provide free HIV/AIDS medical care, testing, and prevention services
-Raise awareness to end the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.
-Provide a positive, life affirming experience for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
-Grow our community of activists, volunteers, and ambassadors fighting to end AIDS.
-Honor those who have passed from AIDS-related causes.
Thank you for joining me in this cause!
I'm brand new to LifeCycle, but I intend on making a big splash for my inaugural ride, a 545 mile journey to Los Angeles. We start on June 2nd and ride until June 8th. More than 3,000 cyclists will be there, along with Roadies (volunteers) and Virtual Cyclists. The mission is to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. I can't believe that this year, I'LL BE ONE OF THEM!
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a $100 donation today?
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by Ryan Loyd on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 8:12 PM
Small change, same great goal
You continue to really blow me away. I'm so honored, blessed and humbled by your thoughtfulness and ambition to help END AIDS!
I have made a switch of teams. I'm now with Team FUBAR and I'm really excited to join this rambunctious bunch. Hats off to the Flirty Dozen. Those guys are amazing. It was great meeting them in Long Beach at the beginning of March.
OK - so we are closing in quick on this wonderful $10,000 goal! Will you help with a few bucks to finish this goal? I am super excited to near this 10k mark. YOU are making it possible and I can't thank you enough.
Please click the donate link today! Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart.
by Ryan Loyd on Thu, Apr 04, 2019 @ 9:01 AM
Donut name, and almost to my goal!
Good day fellow supporters! It's been a while, but I know we've both been busy working behind the scenes making LifeCycle a priority. YOUR fundraising dollars are providing life-saving services for people across the country and even the world.
This goal will be wrapped up soon! I am stunned by the generosity by everyone to support this cause and my ride. We are almost there. Let's keep pushing!
In exciting news, I got to visit my Flirty Dozen team in Long Beach recently. We had a fantastic time hanging out, checking out the locals and places, and forming a really good bond. The donuts have officially decided on my name: Butter Cronut! I love it! Cronut was my initial choice and we played with several other names. But they stuck butter on the front of it and it just works soooo well! Great choice, guys. By the way, have you ever tasted a cronut? They are DELICIOUS!
Let's celebrate Butter Cronut by eating some cronuts and tossing a few more dollars my way for this wonderful, worthy cause!
by Ryan Loyd on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 7:56 AM
Hey guys!! Wow, I'm really very honored at the support you've given very early in the campaign. Fundraising has gotten off to a great start! I'm almost 10% in as of right now. My goal is to get to half way through the goal by the holidays and then after that, it's going to be a mad dash to wrap up $10,000 by June. (Technically, the fundraising might go past the ride week... the fundraisers usually do. You just have to meet the required ride amount by the ride).
As for me, I think I've found a great team to ride with. More on that later when I get it confirmed. No matter what, though, it will be a very exciting campaign and then of course, the ride will be pretty awesome.
Please keep up the support. Tell your friends and neighbors if they can contribute to please do so!
by Ryan Loyd on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 @ 9:17 AM
All Signed Up
I signed up. Now what?
I recently completed RAGBRAI -- which, now that I can see it written down instead of trying to spell out the acronym in my head -- is the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.
RAGBRAI gave me a little taste of what AIDS/LifeCycle is going to be like. The rides share a couple of big similarities. The ride is about the same in distance. I cycled 538 miles in Iowa. LifeCycle is about 545 miles. In Iowa, my team and I camped out in our tents all week long. It's not as bad as you think. After cycling all day every day, believe me, I had no trouble going to sleep.
But there are a lot of differences too. RAGBRAI is like a carnival or state fair on wheels. Vendors go from town to town to help keep us fed. LifeCycle is comprised of a bunch of volunteers who will feed us, and it's all included in the ride. I also suspect that LifeCycle is going to be much more emotional in nature. This is about a journey.
I'm thrilled to be on this journey, too. And you know what? You're coming along for the ride! I'm not kidding. I asked earlier, "Now what?" Well, now is the time I'm beginning to raise the money that will help fund the work of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. I want to raise awareness and decrease the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, provide a positive, life affirming experience for people living with HIV/AIDS, grow the community of activists, volunteers and ambassadors fighting to end AIDS, and honor those who have died from AIDS related causes.
Will you help me? I'm asking for $100, or whatever is comfortable for you to contribute. I hope that you join me in this life-changing journey.
by Ryan Loyd on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 1:18 PM