With only seven weeks to go before NorCal AIDS Cycle begins, my fundraising and training have kicked into high gear.
The weather has been much better in the last couple of weeks, so I am finally getting some miles under my legs. Long rides out on the Delta and near the airport are getting me used to being in the saddle again. But hills must be in my future, if I am going to get through the three hundred miles of NCAC!
My benefit organ concert a few weeks ago netted around $1,800 for the cause. A huge thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the music, and donated to the fund. I am now about two-thirds of the way to my goal of raising six-thousand dollars for 2017.
If you have not had a chance to support NorCal AIDS Cycle for 2017, there is still time to contribute. Just click this link to make a quick and easy contribution of any size: Donate to NorCal AIDS Cycle here!
As always, I am truly grateful to everyone for your support in this endeavor. It is truly appreciated, and makes a real difference in our community!
Sunday, March 12th at 4:00 pm
Please join Trinity Cathedral’s own “Rock Star Organist” in a concert to raise funds for NorCal AIDS Cycle. For the last six years, David Link has participated in NorCal AIDS Cycle, which raises funds for agencies in our community, providing services to those with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. He will not only pedal his bicycle THREE-HUNDRED MILES, but will play the organ pedals as well, to meet his goal of raising five thousand dollars.
The program will include:
“Fanfare” John Cook
“Pastorella” Johann Sebastian Bach
“The Chimes of Gloucester Catheral” A. Herbert Brewer
“Prelude & Fugue in b minor” Healey Willan
and much more!
NorCal AIDS Cycle is the premiere fund-raising organization, supporting agencies in Northern California providing care and prevention services to those with HIV/AIDS. In the six years since he began riding NCAC, he has raised over thirty-thousand dollars to support those in our community affected by this disease, and to help the spread of future infections.
The requested minimum donation is $10, though contributions of any size, large or small, will be gratefully accepted at the door! If you are unable to attend the concert, but wish to support NCAC, you can visit David’s fund-raising site to make a quick and easy donation:
Trinity Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street, in mid-town Sacramento.
For the last six years, I have participated in NorCal AIDS Cycle, raising thousands of dollars for agencies in our community who support those with HIV/AIDS. So for the seventh year, and I am doing it again! I will ride three-hundred miles on my bike, and hopefully raise five-thousand dollars for NCAC.
With cataclysmic changes in health-care coming in the near future, public funding of HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and treatment is far from certain. So the support of organizations like NCAC will become more critical than ever.
I have always been able to count on your support in past years, and I hope you will join me in making NorCal AIDS Cycle 2017 the best ever! In 2016 we distributed nearly a hundred-and-fifty thousand dollars to our beneficiaries, and we hope that we can do even better this year.
As I have every year since 2011, I ride in memory of my friend Ken Piercy, a long time member of the Cathedral Choir who died of complications of AIDS right before that first ride.
Just click the link below to make a tax-deductible contribution. And thank you in advance for your support!
Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm
Please join us for our annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, sung by the Trinity Cathedral Choir and Choristers, with special guests “Capella” from the Sacramento Children’s Chorus.
Pastorella in F (BWV 590) – Johann Sebastian Bach
Once in Royal David’s City – arranged David Willcocks
Psallite unigenito – Michael Praetorious
Adam Lay ybounden – Boris Ord
An Advent Procession (Veni Redemptor Gentium) – Donald Pearson
A Tender Shoot – Otto Goldschmidt
Christ the Appletree – Stanford Scriven
The Coventry Carol – English Traditional, arranged Mark Hayes
O Magnum Mysterium – Francis Poulenc
Christmas Day – Gustav Holst
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – arranged David Willcocks
In Dulci Julbilo (BWV 729) – J. S. Bach
The Trinity Cathedral Choir, Canon David Link, organist & choirmaster
The Trinity Cathedral Choristers, Kamilyn Davis , director of choristers
An offering will be taken to benefit the River City Food Bank, during this critical time of year.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the birth of Jesus, which is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of carols, anthems, and hymns. The service was originally designed by the Reverend Eric Milner-White, and has become known worldwide through the broadcasts from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street in midtown Sacramento. Parking may be available in the Sutter Community garage at 27th and N Streets. www.trinitycathedral.org
On Sunday, May 15th, cyclists and crew made their way from Auburn to the State Capitol, to wrap up another season of NorCal AIDS Cycle. On the heels of a shoulder injury, and feeling severely under-trained, I was still able to ride 200 of the 300 miles of the ride. And I was very happy to have ridden the entire last day from Auburn to Sacramento.
I first want to thank my River City Roadies teammates Gayle Monroe and Joan Purser for their companionship and support. And all of the other cyclists and crew who were a part of this amazing event, you are the reason that I return year after year. Thanks also to our team sponsor, the River City Food Bank, for the fabulous jerseys and team support.
And a hearty thank you to everyone who supported us with their pocketbooks. This year (so far), we have raised over a quarter-of-a-million dollars to benefits agencies in our community, providing support to those suffering from HIV/AIDS, and who provide prevention and testing services. Every contribution makes a difference the in the life of someone you may never know.
Now, you might be thinking… “oh bother… I never got around to making a contribution.” Never fear… we can still take donations until June 14th! Just click the link below, and help me hit my goal of $5,000 for 2016!
The River City Roadies
Looking at the calendar today, I came to the shocking realization that NorCal AIDS Cycle begins in just ten days! Due to my shoulder injury in a crash last January, I have not trained nearly enough, and I’m still having a fair amount of shoulder pain. It is my intention that I will ride all three-hundred miles this year, but my body may other ideas. We shall see!
For 2016, there is a whole new route in store for us. Next Thursday, we will gather at Raley Field in West Sacramento to begin the long ride through Davis, Winters, and Woodland, all the way to Auburn. We will be “base-camping” at the Gold Country Fairgrounds for the next few days. And then on Sunday, we will have a short mostly downhill ride to the State Capitol for the closing ceremony.
Fund-raising has gone very well though. My annual benefit organ recital at Trinity Cathedral brought in $1,500 which I shared with my two River City Roadies teammates. I have met my fund raising goal, and am now helping my teammates to reach their goals too. My teammate Joan could really use a boost in her fund-raising right now. If you have not yet made a contribution to NCAC for 2016, just click the link below to support us!
I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who has contributed to NCAC for 2016. Your donations really make a difference to someone in our community, suffering from HIV/AIDS. And who knows…. maybe this terrible disease will be eliminated once and for all, and I can just ride my bike for fun!
Click here to donate to NCAC 2016!
It is only a few weeks until I take off on my sixth edition of NorCal AIDS Cycle. Whew…. where did the time go??
As part of my fund-raising efforts, I presented a benefit organ concert at Trinity Cathedral last weekend, and it was a great success both musically and monetarily. We had a great turnout, and raised nearly $1,500 for NCAC. I was assisted by my two team-mates from The River City Roadies cycling team, and the proceeds from the concert are being shared with them.
My training is way behind what I had hoped it would be. The shoulder injury I sustained in a crash back on a January ride, is still giving me trouble, so I have not been riding as much as I would like. But I seem to be getting in an increasing number of rides in these days, so hope to be ready with the ride begins in just a few short weeks.
The ride starts at Raley Field on Thursday morning, May 12th, and will make our way up to Auburn. The next three days we will be basecamping at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, and on the final day we will ride back down to Sacramento for our triumphant finish at the State Capitol.
I want to thank everyone for their support in this endeavor. Your support really makes a difference to people in our communities, suffering from HIV/AIDS! If you haven’t yet contributed for 2016, just click the link below to make a tax-deductible donation. And I would ask you to support my two River City Roadies team-mates Joan Purser and Gayle Monroe, so that all of our team will be able to ride on May 12th!
Click here to make a donation to NCAC!