Hey Friends and Family,
Thank you for visiting my ALC 2020 page! Please visit the instinct article and interview from my team. https://instinctmagazine.com/aids-lifecycle-team-talks-raising-awareness/
I really appreciate your support and donations which will directly impact the lives of so many people that receive help and health services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Living in LA I can see the impact that the center makes on a daily basis for LGBT youth through seniors citizens. The center houses and helps homeless youth and is building a senior living center to do the same for the growing numbers of in need LGBT seniors in the area. It also provides much needed health services for those in LA that cannot afford them. The LGBT Center is so good at its mission that it is now used as a benchmark for LGBT centers across the world! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any quesitons about the center, the ride, or the cause.
From 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?
My Personal Web Log
26.2 Miles and the ALC Expo
2/8/2020 - My second ride of 2020.
After Mark's bike mishap last weekend, one of the riders offered him use of one of their bikes, he obliged and picked up his new road bike just in time for Saturday's ride. I'm amazed at how the other riders and training leaders already feel like family. If you need help with anything all you need to do is ask, everyone is super helpful and extremely friendly.
Luckily - this ride also happened to be on the same day as the Expo. Mark needed some tuning on his new ride and the experts at Cannondale hooked him up. He had two gears not functioning and he needed help with his pedals. The pros fixed his bike prior to the ride in about five minutes. Him and I tried to detach the pedals for 15 minutes and gave up the prior night.
This ride, Mark, Alisa, and I rode together the entire time. It was Mark's first training ride EVER, and Alisa's first ride in the new year after traveling the world for her job. We all did fine, none of us fell off our bikes and we all completed the ride without having to stop and take any breaks outside of the halfway point at a beautiful SoCal Library (Brand Library). SoCal has the nicest libraries in the world, I've been to 7 (West Hollywood, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, San Diego, and Fairfax). I hated libraries in college...but my college library was nothing like these with palm tress, water features, cafes, and courtyards.
The Expo was really cool - learned about the ride, met a bunch of vendors, bought Cocoa (my dog) some CBD treats to calm her down in a crowd, and there were a bunch of raffles. Everyone that registered got one ticket with the option to buy more. They raffled off thousands of dollars in new bikes, gear, and gift certificates. It was really cool. There was also a gear swap, bike companies, yoga studios, an organic cosmetic company, free massages, spin studios, food trucks... We met up with some more of our team (Spoke & Weal) including Dell, Sam, and our newest team-member Dung (pronounced Dune). So it was great to mingle with the team after the ride. What a fun weekend, can't wait for next weekend!
by Ryan Apuzzo on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 @ 8:24 PM