AIDS Lifecycle - Ride to end AIDS

Fighting AIDS

You must bring your bicycle with you to Orientation Day to check in.  Your bicycle will be securely stored overnight and it will be waiting for you on the morning of Day 1.

AIDS/LifeCycle has contracted with two companies to get your bike to San Francisco pre-event:

  • ACE Ride Productions will assist with getting your bike from Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego to San Francisco.
  • FedEx *NEW THIS YEAR!* will offer their shipping service to San Francisco.
  • TriBike Transport is not able to provide bike shipping services like they did last year due to their race schedule. If you have a group of cyclists from one area and would like to see if their Charter Services Program is a viable option, please email Bryan Freeborn at Please include your shipping city and approximately how many bikes you will have. Some cities have already been confirmed for this year. Visit their website for additional details. 

ACE Ride Productions offers the following type of shipping service:
No Boxing or Disassembly Required.  ACE Ride will receive bikes at pre-determined locations/dates and times (see below for more information), fully assembled and unboxed, for delivery to the Cow Palace. Your bike will be waiting for you on Orientation Day at the Cow Palace. It is advisable that you remove all removable equipment from your bike: water bottles, computers, pumps, bento boxes etc.

Details for ACE Ride Productions

ACE Ride Productions will pick up bikes in Los Angeles, San Deigo and Orange County, full assembled and unboxed, for delivery to the Cow Palace for AIDS/ LifeCycle 2013. Bikes must be retrieved on Orientation Day during Check-In. For more information, visit

Drop off your bike at:

In Los Angeles:

1220 N. Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038

On the following dates / times:
Sunday, May 26, 2012 - 1:00PM - 7:00PM

Monday, May 27, 2012 - 1:00PM - 7:00PM

In San Diego:

San Diego Gay & Lesbian Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103

On the following dates / times:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 2:00PM - 5:30PM

In Orange County:

South Coast Village Plaza Shopping Center
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
In parking lot at corner of Bristol & Sunflower

On the following dates / times:
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:00 noon - 5:30PM

Cost Per Bike

Register prior to April 19, 2013- $55.00

April 20- May 24, 2013- $65.00

After May 24, 2013- $85.00

Space is limited.

Advance Registration is required.

Click here to complete the online registration form on the ACE Ride website. Please note that this website works best in Firefox or Chrome.

Registrations received after Friday, May 24, 2013 are subject to space availability.

Walks- ups will be $85.00 and are subject to space availability. 

Please remove all computers, water bottles, bags and acessories. ACE Ride and AIDS/ LifeCycle are not responsible for items left on your bike. 

Details for FedEx Shipping

This year FedEx will be offering bike shipping to the Cow Palace in San Francisco. You will be able to bring your boxed bike to any FedEx location to have it shipped. To ensure delivery of your bike, you must only drop the bike off at FedEx between Monday, May 20th and Friday, May 24th. When shipping your bike box via FedEx, please make sure that your bike box will arrive by May 30th to ensure that your bike will be loaded onto the truck for delivery to the Cow Palace. Your bike box will be available at the Cow Palace for pick-up on Saturday, June 1st

If you need help assembling your bike, Cannondale bike techs will be there for a fee of $25- CREDIT CARD ONLY. 

You will be charged the published FedEx Retail Rates for the shipping costs.  Shipping rates vary depending upon dimensional size and zip code destination.  Bikes cannot be shipped in a used corrugate box.  If you use your personal bike box, it must be in shippable condition.  FedEx will not be liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, special, or consequential, in excess of the declared value or US $100 whichever is greater.  Please read the Terms And Conditions.

If you would like to use FedEx to ship your bike,  please be sure to address the ship-to location as follows:

Cow Palace

c/o AIDS/LifeCycle

2600 Geneva Ave

Daly City, CA 94014

If you have any questions about the shipping process or would like a shipping quote, please contact Louie Cisneros via email to expedite the shipping procedures. Shipping price quotes are estimates only, the cost is determined at time of shipment.  All major credit cards will be accepted or you may use an existing FedEx account for your shipment.  If you do not have an existing FedEx account, you may open one by calling 1.800.GO.FedEx, or online  AIDS/LifeCycle is not responsible for rate quotes.