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Thousands to Greet 2,500 Riders as AIDS/LifeCycle Wheels Into L.A. June 7; 7-day, 545-Mile Ride From San Francisco Raises a Record $11.6 Million for HIV/AIDS Services

Thursday, June 5, 2008 General News J E 4
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LOS ANGELES, June 4 The following is being issued by AIDS/LifeCycle:



What: More than 2,500 cyclists and 500 volunteer "roadies" will finish a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride to Los Angeles on Saturday, June 7, in a triumphant closing ceremony at the V.A. Center in West Los Angeles. Thousands of friends and supporters will greet the riders and roadies and join them for an inspirational closing ceremony.



Participants in the 7th annual AIDS/LifeCycle have raised a record $11.6 million for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. No other annual event raises more money for HIV/AIDS services and prevention. In the last six years, AIDS/LifeCycle has raised more than $40 million for HIV/AIDS services.



Visuals: * 2,500 cyclists riding en masse into the V.A. Center for a

colorful and emotional closing ceremony

* Riderless Cycle Procession, hosted by Actress Jane Lynch

* Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt



Where: Veterans Administration Center

11301 Wilshire Blvd. (near the Wadsworth Theater) Los Angeles, CA 90025



When: Saturday, June 7

Media Arrival Time 3:30 p.m.



Parking: Media should enter off of Bonsalle/Eisenhower entrance; Event monitors will assist in parking of vehicles





Event photos and journals can be viewed at http://experience.aidslifecycle.org.



A full press kit for the event is available at: www.aidslifecycle.org/press.



AIDS/LifeCycle is supported by presenting sponsors Gilead Sciences, Shopoff Properties Trust and FedEx.





SOURCE AIDS/LifeCycle
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