Get ‘Down’ and Celebrate! Thousands of AIDS/LifeCycle Participants to Make Historic Finish in Downtown L.A. on June 9 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Get ‘Down’ and Celebrate! Thousands of AIDS/LifeCycle Participants to Make Historic Finish in Downtown L.A. on June 9

May 1, 2018
Contact: Gil Diaz

For the first time ever, more than 2,300 cyclists will cross the AIDS/LifeCycle finish line in downtown Los Angeles in front of City Hall on Saturday, June 9, marking the completion of their seven-day, 545-mile journey. The throng of cyclists, supported by 650 volunteer “roadies,” will begin their weeklong journey in San Francisco on June 3 to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the HIV/AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The triumphant Finish Line Festival at Grand Park will feature live music from DTLA’s hottest LGBT DJs, food trucks to whet any palate, and a cheering section for friends and families to welcome the stream of cyclists and roadies completing the week-long journey. The festival will be an afternoon celebration honoring this year’s participants and remembering the tens of thousands more whom we have lost to AIDS.

Volunteers are needed throughout the day to assist with the spectacular festival. Please register online at

This is the 25th year of riding to end AIDS. The ride debuted in 1994 as the California AIDS Ride before it was reconfigured to what is known today as AIDS/LifeCycle, the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser. This year’s sponsors include Gilead Sciences, FedEx, Wells Fargo, United Airlines, and Mytesi. The official bike sponsor is Cannondale. Promotional support throughout the downtown community is being provided by DTLA Proud.

WHAT: AIDS/LifeCycle Finish Line Festival in Downtown Los Angeles
More than 3,000 participants of the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser will finish their seven-day, 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles in front of City Hall

Volunteers are needed! Register at

Saturday, June 9
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cyclists will cross the finish line as early as 10 a.m.

Finish Line Crossing: Los Angeles City Hall

200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Finish Line Festival: Grand Park
200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Spectator off-site parking will be available at The Music Center located at 135 N. Grand Ave. The cost of parking will be $9.

Guests are strongly encouraged to ride the Metro to the Finish Line Festival aboard the Red Line. Disembark at the Civic Center/Grand Park Station.

For more information, visit

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at

If you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency medical care through this contact email.

If you are an established client of the Center with a non-emergency medical question, please call 323-993-7500.

Examples of the kinds of questions that you can send to this email are:

By clicking continue I understand that I should use this mail box only for a non-emergency, non-urgent question.

One or more fields is empty.Invalid Email Address