AIDS/Lifecycle Expo at Armory Events Center Draws Over A Thousand Attendees

SAN FRANCISCO — The AIDS/Lifecycle Expo at the Mission’s Armory Events Center drew over a thousand participants last weekend, with nearly two dozen community partners supporting riders and volunteer “roadies” committed to the annual, seven-day, 545-mile in early June.

“Expo is a crucial part of preparing for the ride each year,” said Gregory Sroda, Senior Director of AIDS/LifeCycle. “This event energizes participants and demonstrates that the entire community supports their efforts to raise critical funding and awareness for the life-saving, free and local prevention, support and care programs.”

In 2015, AIDS/LifeCycle raised over $16.6 million dollars to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the HIV/AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. More participants than ever have registered and the June 2016 event is already closed to cyclists in Northern California and those living outside California. AIDS/LifeCycle is still looking for volunteer “roadies” to experience the seven-day adventure.

The space for AIDS/LifeCycle Expo was donated by the Armory Events Center, the massive former Drill Court of the National Guard Armory.

“When we heard AIDS/LifeCycle was looking for a space large enough to hold Expo, we saw an opportunity to help them reach their goal,” said Peter Acworth, owner of the Armory. “The money raised …read more      

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