AIDS Life Cycle: Team Lope Tyre Clubbe Apr 5, 2010

AIDS Life Cycle is a 7-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money and awareness for the HIV and AIDS services of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. This year, two readers of this site will be doing the ride. They’ve named themselves Team Lope Tyre Clubbe. Blair is 36 and Thom is 37. Both have been riding track bikes for 7 years and had extensive experience on other bikes. Bottom line is, they’re dedicated cyclists.

I can’t think of a more honorable reason to do a ride then to raise money for a cause; which you can donate to here by the way. I’m beyond impressed at the dedication it would take to venture on such a ride. Thom and Blair have a long hard road ahead of them. Did I mention they’ll be doing it on track bikes as well? A Leader 725TR and a Cinelli MASH. I betcha those companies would wanna support something like that (cough, cough).

Check out more information on the AIDS Life Cycle here and don’t forget to read up on the Team Lope Tyre Clubbe!

  • thom

    Prolly, thanks for posting about us. It’s an honor. We’ll have more pics of the bikes and some of the training rides between now and the event on the Team Lope Tyre Clubbe site soon, though mostly our training consists of riding every day and just taking longer rides when we can. Thanks to everyone who has contacted us or donated after seeing this article. The money is going to a very important cause.
    Thanks again!

  • joe

    I just have to say that Team Lope guys are the full inspiration behind what I do. I started 718 Cyclery a few years ago, as a response to their convincing me that I should build my own bike…fell in love with the process and 72 bikes later I have a business that i love. I was lucky enough to build the wheels Thom will be riding the AIDS Life Cycle on.