2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY HISTORY
Combination training ride and Memorial Day kickoff party for the AIDS Lifecycle Ride. Photo by Gerald Fecht for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010 (Click on image to enlarge)
These riders, most of whom are from the San Fernando Valley, rode from Tarzana to Calabasas and back as their final group practice before the "big ride"
Hundreds of new riders and roadies gathered at the Cow Palace in Daly City, for the opening ceremonies of the AIDS Lifecycle 9 ride.
Janne Fecht of Tarzana (office is in Woodland Hills) at the opening ceremonies for AIDS Lifecycle 9. She wore her LA Dodgers shirt to let folks in Northern California where her sports' loyalties lie.
Hundreds of tents offer some protection from the elements for riders and roadies. Tarzana resident, Brendan Fecht stands in front of his tent featuring a picket fence, flowers and flamingos.
Closing ceremonies in Los Angeles moved a tired and victorious AIDS Lifecycle 9 community to tears, as they watched families walk "riderless" bikes to the stage, marking their losses.
The AIDS Lifecycle Ride raised over $10,000,000 to support the AIDS medical services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Funds are also used for AIDS prevention education and AIDS care in Africa.