I was going to ride in my first AIDS/LifeCycle in June, but the world had other plans.
Instead of riding 550ish miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles I'll be riding a ton of miles in and around Los Angeles to raise money supporting the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Here's the new plan:
You donate. I ride. Your donation saves lives, and I get to ride my bike. EVERYBODY WINS!
TogetheRide has a goal of 1.2 million miles by June 30, 2021- one mile for each person in the United States living with HIV. I originally set a goal to ride 3600 miles- 100 miles a week for 36 weeks - but said I'd ride a mile for every dollar donated, up to 5000 total miles! Thanks to adventures off the bike I'm a bit behind schedule, but I'm still planning to crank them out before the end of June.
I'll be posting regular updates on my rides at https://lukehasa.bike so you can ride along with me and see just how silly I can look in bike jerseys. (SPOILER: very silly.)
Also: TELL ME WHERE TO GO!
You can pick a place anywhere within a 25 mile radius of Universal Studios and I will try to make my bike go there! I've visited every single place suggested so far, and shot a video at almost all of them (sorry, nothing at the Hustler Casino).
Look! I'll even give you a link to a nifty map to help you pick!
SEND ME SOMEWHERE!
Folks, this only works because your awesomeness makes it work. Support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Make a donation.
Keep being awesome.