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560 Miles - 7 Incredible Days - $12 Million

San Francisco to Los Angeles

Caifornia

AIDSRide 7

June 4 - 10, 2000

We Ride Because. . .

†† 33 million people are currently infected with HIV worldwide.

†† 1.2 million of them are children under 13.

†† 410,800 people have died of AIDS in the US in the past 18 years.

†† This year alone, ~40,000 new cases will be reported in the US.

†† Almost 45,000 Los Angeles County residents are living with HIV.

†† LA is second only to New York in number of reported AIDS cases.

†† AIDS is not specific to any one community.

†† AIDS isnít over yet...

History of the AIDSRides†††

A whole new concept in AIDS fundraising was launched on May 1, 1994 when 478 cyclists departed San Francisco for a 525 mile, 7 day journey to Los Angeles. These pioneering riders were hoping to raise $1 million. They exceeded expectations by raising $1.6 million for AIDS support services. With a minimum goal of $2000, each rider raised an average of $3100 and was part of the most successful first time AIDS fundraiser in history.

One year later, AIDS Riders did it again. Close to 1,900 riders made the same trek, once again exceeding goals and raising nearly $5.5 million. In September of the same year, the AIDS Ride concept was taken to the East Coast. The first Boston to New York Ride consisted of nearly 3,800 participants and raised $6.6 million on their 3 day, 250 mile journey.

The California AIDSRide is now part of a much larger AIDSRide community. There are five Rides happening this year with nearly 10,000 cyclists participating. Together we hope to bring the total money raised to over $80 million in just 7 years. This years Rides include:

††††††† June 4 - 10, 2000

††††††† 7 days, 580 miles, 2,700 riders

††††††† June 22-25, 2000

††††††† 4 days, 330 miles, 1,600 riders

††††††† July 10-15, 2000

††††††† 6 days, 500 miles, 1,6000 riders

††††††† September 15-17, 2000

††††††† 3 days, 275 miles, 3,000 riders

††††††† October 12-15, 2000

††††††† 4 days, 325 miles, 1,000 riders