AIDS Lifecycle
Facebook Instagram LinkedIn GooglePlus Twitter Youtube Rodeo Tickets

Sign up for email updates from Cow Palace

Skip Navigation LinksEvents > Private Event > AIDS Lifecycle 2019

AIDS Lifecycle 2019

Date: June 03, 2018
AIDS/LifeCycle 2019

It's a life-changing ride, not just a race, through some of California's most beautiful countryside. The AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and designed to advance their shared interest to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. As part of this event, thousands of people participating as either Cyclists, Roadies, Volunteers or Virtual Cyclists raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS related services and bring to light the fact that HIV/AIDS is till a devastating disease in our society.

This 7 Day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles helps raise awareness and money in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Joins us at the Cow Palace Arena & Event Center on June 2nd to see these riders off and support this great cause!

AIDS/LifeCycle 2019 will take place June 2 - June 8, 2019

Friday, June 1st, 2019: Orientation (7:00AM - 10:00PM)
Saturday, June 2nd, 2019: Opening Ceremonies & Ride Out (3:00AM - 10:00AM)
1 of 4

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
Back to