(Los Angelopes arrives to greet the team last year. The mass confusion of cyclists rolling in that were not part of AIDS LifeCycle riding all sorts of freak bikes, lots of hugging and screaming, and confused ALC staff, was priceless.)
As long time readers will recall I headed up the effort to have a Midnight Ridazz team at AIDS LifeCycle last year. It was an epic experience, from the training and planning, to the tons of fund raising and of course the eventual week long ride. We raised over $56,000 last year, and this year with even more riders, and a higher fund raising minimum to ride, this years team has raised over $81,000 in the fight against AIDS. They've been out there all week riding bikes for an average of 80 miles every day, and they return to L.A. tomorrow. If you want to join the welcoming committee, they will be arriving at the V.A. Center in Westwood tomorrow afternoon, and two Midnight Ridazz rides will be converging there, Los Angelopes, and a group meeting at the Bicycle District. Details about the closing ceremony are located here. I'm excited to see everyone come in and hear the stories of how their ride went and which muscles hurt.
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025 [map]
Ceremony Starts At 4, but riders arrive by 3 or earlier if you want to catch roll ins.