Dressing in Drag, Wearing Red, Biking California, and Ending AIDS


By Neal Broverman

Watch "Red Dress Day" unfold at AIDS/LifeCycle, the nearly-600 mile bike ride through California that raises millions for HIV causes.

Participants of the charity bike ride known as AIDS/LifeCycle, who took off from San Francisco earlier this week, are expected to land in L.A. on Saturday. We have a new video from the ride that Jim Key, LifeCycle rider and chief public affairs officer for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, describes as thus: "It's a tradition on AIDS/LifeCycle, the 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to wear red on the fifth day of the event as cyclists pedal their way through small towns in the central part of California. Not surprisingly, many opt for red dresses and colorful outfits. You think it's tough pedaling 100 miles in a day? Try doing it while wearing pumps! This year the 2,700+ cyclists and volunteer roadies, who raised a record $14.2 million for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation, may have also set a record for costume creativity as evidenced by this short video."

See the video below, as well as an additional video on LifeCycle.


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