Travel Planner Checklist
Riders & Roadies – Let’s Get Ready to Roll
Before you get to the Cow Palace for Orientation Day (O-Day) on June 1, 2024, follow the checklist below that contains all the resources you’ll need to plan your travels prior to the start of the event.
On-Event Packing Lists
Bike Shipping Pre and Post Event
AIDS/LifeCycle has partnered with various companies to help package and ship your bike to San Francisco prior to the event, and back home from Los Angeles after you cross the finish line. Options range from shipping fully assembled bikes to disassembled bikes you can box yourself. Click here to find options that work best for you.
NOTE: If you ship your bike independently with any shipping service other than through our partners DO NOT SHIP DIRECTLY TO THE COW PALACE. Only event partners listed are authorized to consolidate bike shipments for delivery to the Cow Palace.
Looking to participate in AIDS/LifeCycle but don’t own a bike, or traveling from out of state or another country and looking for a convenient bike option? You can rent a top-quality Cannondale or Specialized bike from Unlimited Biking! Unlimited Biking’s rental service provides the convenience of having the bike delivered to the starting point on Orientation Day and picked up from the AIDS/LifeCycle Finish Line Festival.
AIDS/LifeCycle’s partner hotels offer rooms to our Participants at a preferred rate. Click here for both pre and post-event hotel options.
Airfare Pre and Post Event
AIDS/LifeCycle is proud to partner with United Airlines to offer discounted airfares for participants flying inbound to San Francisco Bay Area Airports (SFO and SJC); and outbound from Los Angeles / SoCal area airports (LAX, BUR, ONT, and SNA). Details coming soon!
Orientation Day (O-Day) occurs on June 1, 2024, the day before Ride-Out at Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave, in Daly City) and will serve as your primer for what to expect during AIDS/LifeCycle. As the event can last a full day, plan to arrive prior to Orientation Day on 6/1/2024. Note that Orientation Day is mandatory for all Participants, and the full event schedule will be released later in the season.
Transportation to Cow Palace
Shuttle services will be provided to the Cow Palace on Orientation Day and for the Opening Ceremony (Day 1) which is June 1, 2024. Click here for more details on pick-up locations and times.