Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pit Stop

On Saturday members of my congregation provided support for 178 cyclists riding 100 miles - a "century." The cyclists were training for the upcoming AIDS/LifeCycle ride in June where they will ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles over the course of a week, raising money for HIV/AIDS services provided by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

The ride begins in Santa Clarita, where we have our church, goes 50 miles west to the beach in Ventura, and then comes back 50 miles. We staffed the pit stop in Santa Paula, about 35 miles out, catching the riders on the way out in the late morning, and on the way back in the early afternoon.

Me with Antonio Ragatz, the owner of the bike shop where we set up the pit stop

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