Today, June 4, is the third day of the AIDS/LifeCycle, the annual bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money to fight HIV and AIDS.
Now in its 20th year, this AIDS/LifeCycle was the most successful AIDS fundraiser ever, raising $14.2 million. Over 2,700 riders from all around the country and 18 other countries have embarked on the week-long bike ride which finishes in time for LA's Pride this upcoming weekend.
AIDS/LifeCycle has compiled a short video showcasing the opening ceremony of the ride and it includes interviews with riders on why they are participating in the ride. Bicycling an average of over 80 miles a day for seven days, since the start of the AIDS/LifeCycle 20 years ago, the cyclists have ridden a collective total of over 20 million miles. Pretty impressive.
To see more of day to day pictures from the ride and to get a feel for what life is like on the road, cruise on over to AIDS/LifeCycle's Storify, and if you happen to be in LA this Sunday you can cheer on this year's cyclists as they walk in the Pride Parade.