By being a part of AIDS/LifeCycle, you will help us work towards the following:
- Fund the work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center to provide free HIV/AIDS medical care, testing, and prevention services.
- Raise awareness to end the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.
- Provide a positive, life affirming experience for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Grow our community of activists, volunteers, and ambassadors fighting to end AIDS.
- Honor those who have passed from AIDS-related causes.
AIDS/LifeCycle is a 7 day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, co-produced by and benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We make sure that pedaling those miles is all you have to focus on – our teams take care of the rest. Throughout the year, we’ll have opportunities and events to help you train, fundraise, and make it to the starting line with water in your bottles, air in your tires, and everything else you need to be ready for the Ride. The event raises awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and funds services such as HIV testing, prevention, care, and much more.
The Ride began in 1994 and was called the “California AIDS Ride.” In 2002, it was rebranded as AIDS/LifeCycle. Since 1994, participants have raised more than $300 million for the HIV and AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Dr. Tyler TerMeer, PhD, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation
“‘After more than 40 years, the fight to end this epidemic continues,’ said Joe Hollendoner, CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. ‘The contributions of thousands of people who are part of the AIDS/LifeCycle community—riders, roadies, staff, and donors—provide the resources necessary to continue this fight. The donations, through hard work and determination, support medical care and social services to those living with HIV and make it possible to offer prevention tools, such as PrEP, to people most at risk of becoming infected. I am so proud to be a part of this community that continues to fight every day to bring an end to this epidemic.’”
Joe Hollendoner, CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center