After cyclists all over the world rode to acknowledge World AIDS Day on December 1, the AIDS/Lifecycle ride in the United States has been announced to take place from June 1-7, 2008. The seven-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles is expected to attract over 2,500 cyclists to raise money and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Last year's ride raised more than 11 million dollars.
Last Saturday, 175 cyclists in Los Angeles rode 27 miles in recognition of the 27 years that the pandemic has been in existence, amongst them Brian Hodes, a member of TeamUTAC (Team Until There's A Cure). "Someday, we hope to ride in celebration of a cure," said Hodes, who will also be an active participant in AIDS/Lifecycle. "Until then, we will ride to raise awareness and needed funds to put an end to a disease that has taken away so many of our loved ones and continues to infect men, women and children around the world."
For additional information on how to participate in the AIDS/Lifecycle ride and help, please contact TeamUTAC at www.teamutac.com.