LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—On Saturday December 1, cyclists from all over the world will participate in World AIDS Day by cycling 27 miles to commemorate 27 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
The Los Angeles Ride will start at 6150 Wilshire Blvd and travel through Beverly Hills via Rodeo Drive to Santa Monica and back through West Hollywood. All rides will start at 8:00 a.m. Cities and townships from all over the United States and the world have committed to highlight critical awareness by cycling in organized groups and wearing red symbolizing the AIDS ribbon.
Some of the cities participating in this event are: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Tucson, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Montreal, London and Sydney. Additional cities are signing up daily.
The World AIDS Day ride organizes groups around the world to ride to raise awareness of the perception and stigma associated with HIV.
So far Until There's a Cure's Brian Hodes has spoken to people in England, Czechoslovakia and Australia about having bike rides in their communities. In cities where December's cooler weather could present a challenge, Hodes suggests organizing spin class marathons at local gyms.