AIDS/LifeCycle 2016: Our Friends


AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. AIDS/LifeCycle 2016 will take place June 5-11, and Beth Chayim Chadashim follows closely three special LGBT Jews.

richard-sqRichard Lesse

Richard rides to honor those who can’t – but also to prove that life doesn’t end at 50. “I ride because I can and in honor and memory of those who can’t. I ride because AIDS is still a huge problem for our community. And I ride because of the impact this event has on so many people’s lives.”  read more!

arbel-sqArbel Bedak

A good friend from college who is HIV+ encouraged Arbel to ride the AIDS/LifeCycle, and while seeking up new challenges he decided to form “Wheely Nice Guys” and become a fundraiser on wheels. “It was emotional, exciting, emotional, challenging, emotional, and inspiring. Did I mention it was emotional?” read more!

rod-sqRod Bran

Rod has been involved in helping people with AIDS since the early 1990s and was president of Project Chicken Soup for over 15 years – so the AIDS/LifeCycle is just another form of help. read more!


One Comment on “AIDS/LifeCycle 2016: Our Friends”

  • Aviyah Farkas June 7, 2016 pm30 3:08 pm . Reply

    Thank you Yanir for posting the Ride and participants!
    I just donated in Richard’s name.

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