Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe you haven't. But here's what you need to know.
Every year around the first week of June, several thousand people not-so-quietly jump on their bikes at the butt crack of dawn in San Francisco and begin one of the longest bike rides of their lives. Nope, this is isn't your normal daily bike commute to work or school; this isn't a quick ride to the grocery store. This is a 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
The goal? To educate, advocate, and raise money to support the services available to those living with HIV/AIDS.
So what should you know about AIDS/LifeCycle?
Everyone is super grateful
You will have a love/hate relationship with spandex
Food: eat all of it
I can't believe it's not butt butter!
All hills are NOT created equal
You will break
Things can get a little...strange
So what's the point of all of this?
AIDS/LifeCycle benefits two organizations: SF AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Money raised through this event benefits the programs and services offered at both organizations with the goal of educating people about HIV/AIDS and eradicating the stigma that exists around HIV/AIDS.