AIDS/Lifecycle is a seven-day, 565 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The ride will take place May 31st-June 6th, 2020.
I am riding in the 2020 AIDS/Lifecycle to continue to remind people that that HIV/AIDS is still taking a toll across the world. The demographics of the infected may have shifted with this disease but the “Crisis” is not over. It is still impacting people inside and outside of the communities initially devastated by HIV/AIDS. It doesn’t matter that it is more “manageable” by the advances in drug treatments. It doesn’t mean it is time to give up the battle to raise awareness, reduce infection rates and ultimately find a cure.
As most of you are aware I have been personally impacted by HIV/AIDS. I have been HIV positive for 37 years. I am fortunate because I am still here to tell the story and I can speak definitively about how HIV/AIDS Stigma and treatments have affected my life.
AIDS/LifeCycle is a life-changing ride—not a race—through some of California’s most beautiful countryside. is co-produced by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.
As part of this event, thousands of people participating as either Cyclists, Roadies, Volunteers, or Virtual Cyclists raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS-related services and bring to light the fact that HIV/AIDS is still a devastating disease in our society, particularly the LGBT community and communities of color.
Please support my ride efforts even if you have not participated with your donations recently.
Thank you for your consideration.