The NorCal AIDS Cycle is an annual four day, fully supported 300 mile cycling event that benefits numerous HIV/AIDS Service Organizations who work tirelessly to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic and care for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. We strive to:
- Raise funds to support HIV/AIDS-related services;
- Raise awareness about the benefitting organizations and their services;
- Increase awareness of needs throughout the community;
- Encourage a positive environment for the dignity, quality of life and acceptance of people affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.
We understand that riding 300 miles or working as a crew member for four days can seem like a daunting task, so we’re here to help. Leading up to the ride, we offer training rides for cyclists and training seminars for crew, including several "benchmark" events that will help you get a feel for what a day on the ride is like.
To participate in the NorCal AIDS Cycle, cyclists need to raise a minimum of $2,000. Crew need to raise a minimum of $500. We appreciate that this is a tough goal so we'll be here to support you along the way. The earlier you start, the longer you'll have to make it!
On May 11, 2017, we will depart Sacramento and end the day in Auburn, where we set up camp. Day two and three depart and return to Auburn, so once camp is set up, it stays in the same place – no moving each day! On day four, it’s a victory ride back to Sacramento for a brief closing celebration. For those that can’t ride all four days, we also offer a “weekender” (Saturday and Sunday) and “one day” (Sunday) option.
We know it's a big decision to join us. But we also know participation is a journey you'll never forget. You can do this!
To learn more about the NorCal AIDS Cycle, please visit us online at http://norcalaidscycle.org. You can also find us on Facebook and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.
Where Does The Money Raised Go?
In 2016, the NorCal AIDS Cycle was proud to support 17 different organizations with "boots on the ground", including:
- CARES COMMUNITY HEALTH
- GENDER HEALTH CENTER
- GOLDEN RULE SERVICES
- HARM REDUCTION SERVICES
- RIVER CITY FOOD BANK
- SACRAMENTO LGBT CENTER
- SHASTA TRINITY TEHAMA FOOD BANK
- SIERRA FOOTHILLS AIDS FOUNDATION
- SIERRA HOPE
- STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
- SUNBURST PROJECT
- UC DAVIS CHILDREN’S INFECTIOUS DISEASE CLINIC
- VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
- WOMEN’S HEALTH SPECIALISTS
"NCAC means the difference between literally keeping Golden Rule Services doors open or closing them. The services of hundreds of high risk, low income and under insured clients would be interrupted without the support of NCAC. Golden Rule Services and our clients thank NCAC for their support!" -Clarmundo Sullivan, Executive Director, Golden Rule Services