I have always wanted to participate in the AIDS Life Cycle. Over the years I've had many friends complete the ride and it was always something in the back of my mind that I hoped to do. On August 18, 2018, after nearly 30 years of heavy daily smoking, I quit smoking. When I finally gave up cigarettes, one of my first thoughts was, "I can finally do The Ride!" Unfortunately, the second, third and fourth thoughts were not nearly as positive, "There's not enough time to train for 2019", "You're out of shape", and "You'll never make it!" The negative thoughts were loudest and they stopped me from attempting the ride.
On June 8th, 2019, I walked over to the finish line ceremony to welcome my friends back who had actually completed the ride and I became overwhelmed with emotions. I decided then and there that nothing would stop me this time.
I signed up for ALC 2020 ride that same day. I didn't have a bike, so I bought one. It's been years since I've been on a bike, so, my neighborhood friends took me out on a ride that weekend. They have stepped up and are giving me their time, their equipment, and their support.
Now I need yours!
Fom May 31st to June 6th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists 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. 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 donation today