It all started about 5 years ago when I was still living in NYC. I’ve always wanted to be part of the ride and a cause much bigger then myself. It combined two passions of mine, cycling and being active in the community. When i finally moved to Southern California, i said, “No more excuses, your doing this.” I have several people in my life that are HIV Positive, so in large part i do it for them and all my fellow brothers and sisters. It’s a powerful symbol to many people in and outside the community to see so many loving and caring people rally together to fight for a cause, (again, bigger than ourselves). It’s important to stay Vigilant and active. We have so much work ahead of ourselves and help and kindness are always need. The Beatles said it best, “All you need is love,” so i want to show and give mine.