Starting this Sunday, June 5, 1800 cyclists will pedal 585 miles (943 km) between major US cities San Francisco and Los Angeles as part of the Aids/Lifecycle Ride. The charity ride aims to support HIV and AIDS prevention, education and awareness organisations, and those who serve people affected by the illness. The ride will finish on June 11 in Los Angeles.
The ride will be sponsored in part by Mikes Bikes of San Francisco and Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica, with Cannondale offering Demo bikes to interested participants, and providing mechanical assistance along the way.
Siemen's/Cannondale hall of fame racer Tinker Juarez will also make the trip: "It's no secret that I love to ride my bike long distances, so when given a chance to do it for such a great cause I was honoured to be a part of it," said Juarez.
More information: www.aidslifecycle.org