May 21, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

AIDS/LifeCycle Kick Off Ride

AIDS/LifeCycle is kicking off it’s 2022 training season to end AIDS on October 16th. 

Riders can sign up for the first in-person event of the season, AIDS/LifeCycle Kickoff Ride. Beginner and advanced riders are encouraged to register since AIDS/LifeCycle fully supports both long and short ride options, offering the perfect opportunity to safely meet or reconnect with the community.  

The first ride is a 13 mile route which offers glimpses of the ocean while pedaling from Santa Monica to Marina del Rey and back. This route opens immediately after the bicycle skills clinic however the route is subject to change.

The more advanced ride is a 37 mile route which also offers glimpses of the ocean while pedaling from Santa Monica to Marina del Rey, however this route continues onto the Ballona Creek bike path and into South LA where the turnaround point is at the Los Angeles LGBT Center South! Center South is hosting Rest Stop 2 and offering micro tours! This route is also subject to change.

Check In Opens at 7:15am and shortly after a stage program will kick off at 8:30am. The 37 mile route and bicycle skills clinic opens at 9am with the 13 mile route opening at 9:30am. 

Riders who register for the Ride can meet community partners, enjoy rest stop snacks, hydration, and a meal at the finish line. 

According to the AIDS/LifeCycle website proof of vaccination, photo ID verification, and masks are required for participation. All participants must have received one Johnson & Johnson shot or second Pfizer/Moderna shot by October 2nd. 

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