SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
What: More than 2,500 cyclists and 500 volunteer "roadies" begin a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride to Los Angeles on Sunday, June 1. Participants in the 7th annual AIDS/LifeCycle will have raised more than $11 million for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. No other annual event raises more money for HIV/AIDS services and prevention. In the last six years, AIDS/LifeCycle has raised more than $40 million for HIV/AIDS services.
On Day 1, cyclists will depart from Daly City and ride nearly 80 miles
to Santa Cruz. Riders and volunteers will take part in a moving opening
ceremony before setting off on their journey. A week later, they will
arrive in Los Angeles to be greeted by thousands of friends and supporters
for an inspirational closing ceremony.
- 2,500 cyclists riding en masse from the Cow Palace early on June 1
- Cyclists peddling along California's coast and over beautiful hills
- Emotional Closing Ceremony at V.A. Center in Los Angeles on June 7
Begin: June 1: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Gate 5, Daly City, CA
End: V.A. Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Sunday, June 1, Opening Ceremony & Ride-Out
6 a.m. Opening Ceremony
6:30 a.m.- Cyclist Ride-Out
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Lunch Stop - San Gregorio State Beach
IMPORTANT: Media wishing to park inside the Cow Palace complex must be
inside the Cow Palace and parked by 6 a.m. and will not be allowed to leave
until the last cyclist has departed (approx. 7:45 a.m.). If you arrive
after 6 a.m. or plan to depart before 7:45 a.m., we recommend that media
park in "Media Reserved Parking" located just outside Gate 5 on Geneva
7-Day Ride Route
- Sunday, June 1 - 79.3 miles to Santa Cruz.
Camp 1: Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz, CA 950
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