Registration has kicked off for AIDS/LifeCycle, the world’s largest single event HIV/AIDS fundraiser which returns as an in-person event on June 5–11, 2022.
The 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes participants through some California’s most beautiful countryside and is co-produced by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
“The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here,” Center CEO Lorri L.Jean said in a special video that premiered Wednesday. “Registration for AIDS/LifeCycle 2022 is open!”
The ride advances the shared interest of the Center and the Foundation in reducing new HIV infections and improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. It raises important awareness about the ongoing epidemic, in addition to funding critical services such as HIV testings and screenings for other sexually transmitted infections, medical care, prevention services, and more.
In addition to the 1.2 million people living with HIV and AIDS in the United States, 1 in 7 people do not know they are living with the disease.
In 2019, ride participants raised more than $16.7 million—the highest fundraising amount in the event’s history. More than 2,200 cyclists pedaled out of Cow Palace on the 26th year of riding to end AIDS with more than 650 volunteer “roadies” supporting them during the journey.
The pandemic forced the 2020 and 2021 rides to be canceled. In their place were virtual fundraising events including the first-ever AIDS/LifeCycle@HOME which raised a total of $8.1 million last year and this year’s TogetheRide which raised $2.6 million.
Register now at www.aidslifecycle.org