Arun Bhalla (arun251) wrote,
Arun Bhalla
arun251

My ride to end AIDS

I wanted to let you all know I've registered for the AIDS/Lifecycle Ride! It's a 7-day, 545-mile organized bike ride from SF to LA in the first week of June. No matter how you look at it, this ride is at least an order of magnitude more intense than any ride I've ever done before. The longest day is over 100 miles of riding! I've been wanting to do this for nearly as long as I've lived here but previously couldn't afford to, for one reason or another -- usually not enough vacation time or some major pending project. This year the stars aligned, plus another co-worker was also interested, so we're reinforcing each other. I'm really excited! I've already started training, and even those rides have been plenty fun.

I'm riding to support the SF AIDS Foundation, who provide many services to the community to prevent the transmission of HIV and offer help to those who are HIV+. I'd really appreciate it if you could sponsor me! I have a personal goal of raising $3000. Donations are tax-deductible as the SF AIDS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Please help however much you can.
http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/arun

Stay tuned for updates here as I train for the ride.
Tags: aids/lifecycle ride, bicycling
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