We ride for the dozens of friends we have lost. We ride for the dozens of friends who are fighting HIV. We ride to continue our dedication to ending AIDS.
In 1991, we made our first quilt as a fundraiser for AIDS Services Foundation. In 1992, we started KD & Company. We said if our friends were still alive, we would have a party for them. So we went to an AIDS Hospice and put on a party for the residents that lived there. This continued for the next 7 years when they had new drugs and no longer needed the hospice.
The end of August 2007, we decided ALC sounded fun. Not sure why because we didn’t ride our bikes. We had them, but they just collected dust and spider webs. After cleaning them, we went out for our first ride. Returning home with 6 miles under our belts, we almost died. Every day we would add a little more to our ride. When we started to ride with Team OC in November, we were riding over 100 miles a week and riding 40 miles on Saturday.
ALC 7 was a life changing experience for us and we made new friends that we will have for the rest of our lives. This group is supportive, caring, and loving. If you need help, just ask. They will help even if you don’t ride with them.
Now we are very excited to have a ride in Orange County for the first time. There is only one first and we want to be a part of it.
Posted: May 24, 2010