AIDS/LifeCycle benefits, and is jointly produced by, San Francisco AIDS Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2927405) and L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (Tax ID # 95-3567895), each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to AIDS/LifeCycle are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.
Ming (and about 2500 other cyclists) vs. AIDS
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I'm Riding to End AIDS
From June 5-11, 2011, I'm bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Help me support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation by giving what you can (there's a donate button on the right for credit card donations, or you can scroll down if you need a form to donate by check).
Also check back here frequently for updates on my progress on my blog below!
My Personal Web Log
Wow what a week!
Thanks to everyone who donated and even asked other people to donate! Photos of the tote bag coming soon!
Thanks to: Akos, Chris, Michelle, Fufu, Roro, Aliya and my brother!
Donors donors donors!
Thanks so much to Amy, Justin, David and Bernie. I'm officially past my 50% fundraising mark! Woot!
In other news, I've been knocked out the past week or so with a cold, but I just got a bike basket. This won't be coming with me on the ride, but it's pretty nifty for everyday biking - and the more I bike everyday, the better shape I'll be in for the ride.
Thanks Shannon, Kris, Melyssa and Kari. Seriously, everyone has been so sweet and generous this week.
Strawberry tallcake to the rescue!
That's my boss :)
Thanks to another awesome co-worker of mine, Josh! Wowz! :)
Thanks to my awesome co-worker Cathy for her donation, and for being #1 in the 17 donations I'm hoping to get by next Thursday.
Greg's donation brings me to $1760. I have to raise $240 today to meet my January goal, but if not, I guess I'll just roll it over to February.
A bunch of missed updates
Thank you to a whole bunch of people who donated and helped me meet my $1500 end of year goal. You all rock! You know who you are :) Individual listings to follow.
In training updates: the short days and wet weather have made it much harder to motivate myself to get out there and ride. Plus holidays and traveling and all that. In the new year, though, NO EXCUSES!
#10 - Wow!
My tenth donation was from a friend in a distant land - Danny Katz. He's a musician. If anyone reads this blog, you should check out his website here:
And his awesome cover of A Little Respect:
#8 and #9
Number eight and number nine are in! Paul and Alli, you rock! We're talking a new parent, and a grad student - this is generosity, folks!
Sixth and Seventh donations
Thanks Caroline and David!
Here's to lucky #8! I am halfway to my December goal!
In other news: I am annoyed at myself for bringing my bike into the city yesterday, as I now have to schlepp it back so I can bike to UC Berkeley tomorrow.
Fifth donation, and now to bed
Thanks Doug! As you all can see, I am well on my way to my overall goal, and also to my mini-goal of $1000 by December.
Another goal: getting enough sleep. We'll just take that one day by day.
Wow you guys!
Three more donations in just one day! Thanks to Fu, Kat and Tim! My sort of mini-goal is to get $1000 by December, so this is a great start.
In physical training news, I've signed up for a training ride this Saturday. Cross your fingers for good weather!
I just overslept. Again. I think an important part of this whole training thing will be trying to get enough sleep so that I don't have crazy energy slumps on weekdays.
In better news: I got my first donation of $100 (other than my own initial donation of $100)! Thanks JP!
I'm planning on going on my first training ride next weekend. It starts out at the Presidio, and goes into Marin and back. 37 miles total.
Am I scared? Yes.
Do I still need to get a tire iron before then? Also yes.
Am I going to kick butt? Hesitantly, yes.
First post - Orientation
I just went to the AIDS/LifeCycle ride orientation yesterday. It was sweet! I am feeling some of my initial panic of "omg what have I committed to!" subsiding. There's plenty of time between now and June to:
1) raise some funds (yay!)
2) train on the bikey
3) get the right gear and training so I don't chafe/fall/burn/get stranded with a flat/etc. etc.
Also, I found out that there's a participant who lives pretty close to me in Berkeley, and maybe we'll ride together some time. Hooray!