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SoCal: San Diego- World AIDS Day, Quest for the Quilt!
December 1@ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
20 miles, mostly flat
Meet Time: 7:30 AM
Ride-Out Time: 8:00 AM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 is World AIDS Day and the AIDS Life Cycle and Recovery Ride are going on a Quilt Quest. This training ride is being co-hosted by the AIDS/LifeCycle and the organizers of the Recovery Ride as we prepare for our respective 2019 rides. We will begin at the South Shores Boat Ramp parking lot and ride along the beautiful Mission Bay Coast, the Rose Creek Bike Path and finally to the UC San Diego Price Center. To honor World AIDS Day, several panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Price Center. We will have time to see, reflect and respectively solemnize this special day before returning to the South Shores Boat Ramp. While we are on campus, at about 10 a.m., we will take a group photo with members of the UCSD Community. Don’t worry, for the new riders or riders that have been off their bikes for a while, you will have plenty of time to ride the flat 10 miles to the Quilt before the photo and your Training Ride Leaders will be there to support you. This ride will be especially friendly for new riders so all levels of rider are encouraged to join us; no rider will be left behind. We only require that you have a bicycle in reasonable shape and a helmet (you cannot participate without one). You should also have at least one water bottle to stay hydrated. Finally, since you are all super heroes for joining this quest, while by no means required, feel free to represent your favorite super hero in costume or some other symbol.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt was conceived in 1987. The goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. Today, it serves as a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. The Quilt was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and remains the largest community art project in the world.
Training Ride Leaders: Jim Wigdel, Jere Halligan, Carlos Martinez, Louise Bendinelli-Roup
New or have questions? Email Jim at email@example.com
REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing toolsRSVP