How do I prepare for the Ride?
Whether you’re a brand-new cyclist or a seasoned veteran of the road, training is an important component of participating in AIDS/LifeCycle. To get our community road-ready, we encourage our participants to join us for Training Rides. Your participant center is full of great resources to help get you up to speed.
Training rides are an important experience in group riding, benefiting your and everyone else’s safety. The beauty of AIDS/LifeCycle includes the experience of riding alongside many other (awesome!) cyclists – and training rides can help you adjust to riding in large groups, learn how to safely pass and be passed, and get accustomed to calling out signals so that others know exactly what you’re doing. Official Training Rides are led by certified Training Ride Leaders.
Check the calendar for upcoming Training Rides. No registration is necessary to join us for a ride, so if you’re testing the waters before signing up, this is a fantastic way to meet our amazing community!
How do I get started fundraising?
Don’t be intimidated by the $3,000 fundraising minimum – you’ve got this!
When you register, you’ll be paired with a Cyclist Representative who is here to support you all season long in your training and fundraising efforts. In addition, you’ll have a host of tools at your fingertips to help get you fundraising like a pro:
- Our Welcome Booklet with great tips on how to get started with your fundraising
- Your Participant Center is full of social media shareables, email templates, event logistics information, a travel planner, and many other helpful resources
- Our AIDS/LifeCycle App which contains text, social media, and email templates to make sending asks easier than ever
What COVID-19 precautions are being taken?
At AIDS/LifeCycle, we are committed to providing a safe experience for our participants, volunteers, vendors, staff, and the communities that welcome us. With this in mind, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to participate in all AIDS/LifeCycle 2022 events including Kick Off Ride, AIDS/LifeCycle Training Rides, Holiday Party, Expo, Day On The Ride, Send Off events, Orientation Day and the AIDS/LifeCycle 7-day event, June 5 – 11, 2022.
The guidance for COVID-19 safety is ever changing. In addition to vaccine requirements, we are continuously monitoring, and will adhere to, the latest guidance for masks, social distancing, and other protocols as outlined by the CDC, California Department of Health and the local authorities/agencies where we gather.