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AIDS Lifecycle 2018

Date: June 03, 2018
AIDS LifeCycle 2018

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS/LifeCycle 2018 will take place June 3 - June 9, 2018

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Arriving at the Cow Palace

  • The main gates at the Cow Palace will open to Cyclists, Roadies and guests at 4:00 AM.
  • Cyclists and Roadies should arrive by 5:00 AM. (Some Roadies may have a different meeting time and place; please confirm with your Roadie Captain).
  • The main arena will open at 5:30 AM.

Participant Drop Off and Shuttles

  • Vehicles may enter the Cow Palace gates between the hours of 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM to drop off participants
  • Spectator Parking is $10 per vehicle. No fee will be charged if you’re simply dropping someone off.
  • Participants staying at host hotels should utilize the AIDS/LifeCycle shuttles. Tickets are available through our Travel Planner.
  • No vehicles will be able to access the main gate after 6:00 AM.

Gear Drop Off

  • Gear Drop Off will open at 4:00 AM.
  • Upon arrival, take your gear bag to your assigned Gear Truck. There will be signs and Volunteers to direct you to the correct truck.
  • All gear bags must be tagged with an AIDS/LifeCycle Gear Tag. Additional tags will be available at drop off.
  • After dropping off your gear bag, proceed to the arena for Opening Ceremony.


  • A light continental breakfast and Peet’s coffee will be provided outside the main arena doors before Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony and Ride Out

  • The main arena doors will open at 5:30 AM.
  • Stretching on the arena floor will happen at 5:45 AM.
  • Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00 AM.
  • Ride Out will happen immediately following Opening Ceremony at approximately 6:30 AM.

What to Bring to Opening Ceremony

  • Your gear bag. Take your gear to your assigned Gear Truck before the Opening Ceremony.
  • Your ID, cash, credit cards and medical insurance card. DO NOT pack these items in your gear bag.
  • Your helmet with your participant number affixed to the left side.
  • Full water bottles or hydration pack
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