With 350 fewer bicycle riders than in 2008, more than 2,000 cyclists and over 500 "roadie" support team workers, raised a whopping $10,500,000 for California and African AIDS programs (May 31 to June 6) this last week. Many of the roadies and riders represented San Fernando Valley communities.
AIDS Lifecycle encampment in Ventura, California. (click on image to enlarge)
In every community through which the AIDS Lifecycle riders and roadies traveled there were familiar El Camino Real bells designed by a founder of the Campo de Cahuenga Memorial Historical Association - Mrs. Armitage Forbes. Riders put up and took down their tents for 7 exhausting days.
AIDS Lifecycle 9 Recruiting Poster by Jerry Fecht, given to Information Tent volunteer. (click on image to enlarge)
Detail of AIDS Lifecycle 9 Recruiting Poster by Jerry Fecht (click on image to enlarge) The president of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Gerald Fecht worked in the AIDS Lifecycle camp store recruiting riders and roadies for AIDS Lifecycle 9. He added drawings of houses, castles, windmills and even blimps to the drawing for each person who visited his recruiting table.