Cyclist, Roadie, Virtual, or Volunteer?
AIDS/LifeCycle is more than just the 7 days we spend together in June. What’s truly remarkable and unique about AIDS/LifeCycle is that participants, donors, sponsors, and staff work together 12 months a year to support one another in every way. Whether you need a bike, need help fundraising, or just someone to talk to, the AIDS/LifeCycle community is here to help you. And someday, it might be your turn to assist someone else.
There are several ways that you can choose to be involved in AIDS/LifeCycle – as a Cyclist, a Roadie, a Virtual Cyclist, or a volunteer. Read below about the participant types, and find out which choice is right for you!
Our Cyclists are the incredible people who pledge to fundraise a minimum of $3,000, and ride 545 miles down the coast of California! Each Cyclist is assigned a Cyclist Representative at the beginning of the season who will help you achieve your goals for both fundraising and training!
Our certified Training Ride Leaders will help you build up the strength needed to ride every mile, and develop your bike skills so that you can make the journey safely.
AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported ride, which means that there are rest stops, water stops, sweep, and SAG provided along the route.
Roadies are our community of hard-working individuals who volunteer for the full week of the Ride! Every Roadie is placed on a team, led by volunteer Roadie Captains, that determines their working group for the week. Roadies do everything from hauling luggage and driving trucks, to setting up camp each day. We also have Roadie teams for people in the medical, sports medicine, and massage fields!
Although there is no fundraising minimum for Roadies, many of our Roadies do. Roadies have their own set of fundraising thank you gifts that will help you reach your fundraising goals. The Roadie community typically raises over $700,000 annually for AIDS/LifeCycle!
Read more about Roadies here.
Virtual Cyclists are amazing members of our community who fundraise along with the rest of us, even though they can’t join us for the week-long ride in June.
By registering as a Virtual Cyclist, you’ll receive the same fundraising tools as Cyclists and Roadies – your own customized fundraising web page, a Participant Center to email your friends and send them thank you notes, and the support of one of our Cyclist Representatives. Best of all, you’ll be raising funds to support life-saving and life-changing services for those living with HIV/AIDS and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in your area.
Volunteers support AIDS/LifeCycle all year round! From helping out in the office with mailing out welcome packets, to working check-in at events, or helping out at Orientation Day, volunteers help keep our wheels turning!
There are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer – learn more and sign up to receive emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities here!
Q. What is AIDS/LifeCycle?
A. AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Whether you’re considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us on AIDS/LifeCycle. You belong here.
Q. When is AIDS/LifeCycle?
A. AIDS/LifeCycle 2019 will take place June 2nd through June 8th, 2019.
Q. What is the age requirement?
A. All AIDS/LifeCycle participants must be at least 18 years old as of the first day of the event. There is no age requirement for our training rides, but a release of liability waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please contact us for more information.
Q. What is the fundraising requirement? When do I have to reach my minimum?
A. Cyclists must meet the minimum fundraising of $3,000 by Orientation Day. Roadies though encouraged to fundraise, have no minimum fundraising requirement.