Tag Archives: ALC

AIDS LifeCycle: Day 1 (83 miles down, 462 miles to go)

What always gets on AIDS LifeCycle are the mothers standing on the top of a hill with a photo of their son who lost the battle with AIDS. They say thank you. In fact, I should thank them. They get me through the day. But I digress… We rode out today from Cow Hollow excited, […]

May 31

AIDS LifeCycle: Day 0 (Orientation)

Today I went to the Cow Palace for AIDS LifeCycle Orientation. Everyone has a reason why they ride. It is a question that we all ask ourselves. Why do we get up every day at 5 am, why do we take a week’s vacation to work our asses off, why do we ride 545 miles? For […]

April 27

AIDS LifeCycle – Riding Towards a Cure for HIV / AIDS

From June 1 – 7, I will ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of AIDS LifeCycle (ALC) as rider 2158. When I first learned about ALC I thought there was a weak connection between a 545-mile bike trip, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. ALC totes the slogan: Ride to End AIDS. Honestly, […]

March 05

AIDS LifeCycle Year 2, An Invitation to Participate

A Ride to End AIDS For my 2nd year, I am riding in AIDS LifeCycle and have committed to raising $10,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. From June 1-7, I will cycle from SF to LA to raise money for HIV / AIDS awareness, research and funding. Please consider donating to help look for […]

October 27

And so it begins… AIDS LifeCycle

This year during AIDS LifeCycle, rider 2158 will be me – Alex Gregory Goldsmith. Today my journey to Los Angeles began around Lake Merritt. Me and my friend (Workshop Girl – again no real names on this blog) rode around and did about 10 miles to kick off training. It was scary and invigorating to […]

AIDS LifeCycle

This weekend, AIDS LifeCycle 12 kicks off. AIDS/LifeCycle is the world’s largest annual AIDS fundraiser, raising more than $13 million in 2011. ALC is a seven-day cycling event that spans 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The event is co produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian […]

AIDS LifeCycle

Today I had to make a difficult decision. Every year I participate in AIDS LifeCycle (ALC). ALC is a charity event to raise money for HIV/AIDS services and raise HIV/AIDS awareness taking 2,500 riders over 545 miles down the coast of California. It is the highlight of my year and probably the best part of a […]

An AIDS Free Generation by 2015

As I prepare to kickoff the fundraising and training for my second AIDS LifeCycle, I am reminded of what Liz Taylor once said: “It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” AIDS is more than a syndrome, it is the wicked witch, the evil queen, the […]