Airfare and Transportation
Free shuttles will be running from Sports Basement on Bryant Street in San Francisco to Orientation Day at the Cow Palace. Shuttles will begin running at 8:00 AM. The last shuttle will depart the Cow Palace immediately following the end of Orientation Day at 5:30 PM. Simply show up at Sports Basement to catch the shuttle to Orientation Day with your bike.
Not only can you grab a shuttle, but Sports Basement will be BBQing for all AIDS/LifeCycle participants, and hosting a tutu-making party so you’re ready to ride in style. They’re also offering a discount to AIDS/LifeCycle participants to pick up any last minute necessities before you begin your journey – 20% off for members of the Basementeers program, and 11% off for non-Basementeers (so it’s a great time to sign up!)
Shuttles will be running from The Westin San Francisco Airport and Hostelling International- San Francisco – Downtown, to the Cow Palace for Ride Out. Ticket reservations will be available online through your Participant Center in April. Shuttles will pick up participants at 4:30 AM from listed locations only. Tickets are $10.
COVID-19 Advisory for Travelers
It is possible that a participant traveling to San Francisco for AIDS/LifeCycle contracts COVID during their travel as social distancing is challenging and ventilation may be poor. In addition to being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, consider additional ways you can mitigate transmission in your travel arrangements, such as:
- Carry hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes
- Wash hands frequently
- Maintain social distancing where possible when traveling
Thank you for helping us keep the AIDS/LifeCycle community happy and healthy!
INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS: Travel into the United States requires adherence to certain guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, and guidance continues to change as COVID-19 and its variants evolve. Stay up to date with guidance by reviewing the CDC’s Air Travel website prior to traveling.
- Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.
- You must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. Citizen.
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation, including airplanes, traveling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs, including airports.
- With specific exceptions, noncitizens who have been in certain countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. For more information, visit Travelers Prohibited from Entry into the United States.
- Check out recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on traveling to the United States from international destinations.