The training is finished. Fund-raising successful. It’s down to the wire, and NorCal AIDS Cycle is here!
Thursday morning at 7:00 am, 130 riders plus support crew will begin the four day journey from Beals Point at Folsom Lake. We’ll make a big loop through Northern California, passing through Newcastle, Marysville, Gridley, Oroville, Durham, Willows, Williams, Capay Valley, Woodland, Winters, Davis, and finish up on Sunday at the west steps of the State Capitol.
I wish to thank all of you for joining our team with your financial support. It’s because of you this ride is such a success. I am pleased to say that individually, I raised over $5,500. And as of yesterday our group total passed $260,000 to help fund HIV/AIDS service agencies in Northern California.
I must admit, I’m a little apprehensive. 330 miles is a long way to ride, and even though I did it last year, I’m still a little nervous. But with the support of the other riders, a first-class support crew, and all of you back home, I know I can make it. And we’ve been promised excellent weather this year!
As I did last year, I am dedicating this ride to my friend Ken Piercy, who succumbed to AIDS on April 10th of last year. He was loved by many and an inspiration to me.
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And I hope some of you can join us on the west steps of the State Capitol on Sunday at noon, for our closing ceremony. I hear a rumor that the UC Davis Marching Band-Uh! will be providing music, accompanied by Sacramento Cheer, and lots of other fun stuff.
Again, I am deeply appreciative of your generosity, and the willingness to support someone with HIV whom you will never know.
I love you all,