AIDS LifeCycle 2015

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Today is the first day of AIDS LifeCycle (ALC). This is my first time, in several years, that I haven’t participated in the ride. ALC participants make a bold statement that there is much work to be done in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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. ALC 2015 takes place May 31st through June 6th, 2015. Every year, this 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.

AIDS is not over.

In California alone there are 151,000 people living with HIV. Nationally, 70 percent of all new infections occur in communities of color and people under the age of 25 are increasingly affected.

The costs associated with medical care and treatment for a person with HIV are about $20,000 per year. Access to life-saving drugs, clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment helps those with the disease live a longer and better quality of life. ALC will help those living with HIV/AIDS gain greater independence and get the treatment and care they need. Prevention services geared towards high-risk populations will ensure that future generations will not experience the same level of loss that we have faced in the last two decades.

Consider joining the ride in 2016 either as a rider or roadie.