As most of you know, Amber and I participated as cyclists in AIDS/LifeCycle back in 2016. The outpouring of love and support was quite incredible and overwhelming. Having our supporters along for the ride (via Facebook live and the Facebok group) was a significant part of the experience and was second only to the cause of ending AIDS.
This year (2017), Amber and I participated as volunteers at day 1 rideout. The experience was emotional and an impactful reminder of the work that remains to be done to free our world from AIDS and HIV.
From June 3rd to June 9th, 2018, I will be participating as both a cyclist and a training ride leader and Amber will be participating as a “Roadie”. Roadies are the machine that makes the ride happen, the volunteers that roll down the coast with the riders and do endless work to make sure we stay safe and finish the ride.
UPDATE*** I'm now honored to be a part of Team OUTserve, an ALC team comprised of military active duty, retired, and veterans. I'll be rocking some awesome kits next year!
As for me, I will begin leading training rides for both new and returning cyclists beginning October 14th, 2017. As of my writing this, I have 314 days of training ahead and I look forward to every single one. I am planning to put in 5000 training miles before the ride.
As a leader, I will set the example both in commitment to training for the ride as well as fundraising. My goal this year is to raise over $10,000 - not very much more than I raised in 2016.
So here’s what I need you to do. Buy a bike, come with me on 25 or so training rides, go out and raise several thousand dollars, take a week off work, and come ride with me.
Then I need you to do this: Take action right now to support me by agreeing to financially contribute to ending AIDS and HIV in our world. I need you to commit to 7 monthly “kick AIDS in the teeth” payments of at least $15 by clicking the orange "Donate Now" button on the top right of this page.
$15 a month for 7 months and you can literally save a life.
Your support will go to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where they will directly impact the AIDS/HIV pandemic.
Do some good right here and now, and I’ll ride 545 miles in June 2018. And, as always, you can follow me all the way down to the wire on Facebook with livestreams, pics, stories, and videos exclusive to my sponsors.
Thank you. YOU are the real hero.
(You can read all about the ride at www.aidslifecycle.org, or watch a ton of videos by searching "AIDS/LifeCycle" on YouTube)