Caravan of bicyclists raising money to fight HIV passing through Central, South Coasts
More than 2400 riders taking part in 2022 AIDS/Lifecycle Event
You might have come across a massive caravan of cyclists on the Central and South Coasts this week. It’s an effort to battle HIV and AIDS in the form of a massive fundraising bike ride.
More than 2400 cyclists supported by 600 volunteers are riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles. They started in Lompoc Friday morning, and are camping at San Buenaventura Beach Friday night. On Saturday, they’ll wrap up the week-long ride in Los Angeles.
The riders got sponsors for the 545 mile ride. They raised a record $17.8 million to help reduce HIV transmission, and to help people who are HIV positive.
The ride is jointly sponsored by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.