In light of the important and long overdue conversations surrounding the Black experience in America coinciding with AIDS/LifeCycle week, I felt it wouldn’t be right for me to ask for ALC donations without somehow upping the ante.
With help from my employer’s gift matching program, I will match this week’s ALC donations and give to Black AIDS Institute. BAI is a national organization based in Los Angeles that focuses exclusively on the needs of Black Americans in terms of preventing and treating HIV and AIDS.
How it’ll work:
Hi there! I am Fredo, rider #1115 for AIDS/LifeCycle 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ride originally scheduled for May 31 through June 6 was cancelled. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Ride or no ride, the life-saving work of these organizations is still so very crucial, perhaps now more than ever. With that in mind, I’m taking part in ALC’s #My545 Challenge. From April 26 through May 30, I am committed to logging 545 virtual miles via Zwift to raise money for AIDS/LifeCycle. On May 18, 2020, I reached the halfway mark toward my $10,000.99 fundraising goal. Donate today to get me the rest of the way!
Below is a log of Zwift rides I completed as part of the My545 Challenge. Each ride includes links to activities from my Zwift and Strava profiles, as well as route videos generated through Relive. Follow me on any of those sites or apps to learn when I complete a ride and offer me some much needed encouragement!
|04/28/2020||90min Rider's Choice||23.1||View||View||View|
|05/06/2020||Midweek Midday Watopia||15.3||View||View||View|
|05/08/2020||Friday Ride Day Watopia||25.4||View||View||View|
|05/10/2020||Mother's Day Harrogate Circuit||18.6||View||View||View|
|05/11/2020||The Lost Connection Workout Ride||10.8||View||View||View|
|05/11/2020||Just 10 More Miles, Ma!||10.3||View||View||View|
|05/16/2020||Virtually Halfway to L.A.!||30.5||View||View||View|
|05/19/2020||London, Town & Country||21.2||View||View||View|
|05/22/2020||90:90 for Harvey's 90th||20.6||View||View||View|
|05/23/2020||An Epic 40||40.2||View||View||View|
|05/24/2020||25 & Odd Socks||25.1||View||View||View|
|05/25/2020||Well. Well. Well.||25.5||View||View||View|
|05/27/2020||Yabba Dabba Doo!||23.0||—||—||—|
|05/28/2020||Sands & Sequoias||25.0||—||—||—|
|05/29/2020||The Final 24||24.545||—||—||—|
* Mileage for each ride is rounded to the nearest tenth. Rides are synched directly from Zwift to both Strava and Garmin Connect; Garmin then syncs ride data to Relive.
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