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Cyclists Give Back: Braking the Cycle Bike Ride Fights AIDS

Get fit for a cause you care about, and bring friends! (Photo courtesy of Alan Barnett Photography)

Written by Dionne Evans, editorial intern

If you’re a cyclist and looking for ways to give back, think about gearing up for this meaningful ride. From September 28-30, the tenth annual Braking the Cycle event will take place in Boston, with all proceeds going to the Housing Works charity to fight AIDS. Braking the Cycle was founded by Global Impact Productions 10 years ago so that those with AIDS wouldn't be forgotten. The “civil rights march on two wheels” is a three-day biking event when over 100 bikers - some who have HIV, others who’ve lost loved ones to AIDS - will ride 285 miles from Boston to New York City to show that “the AIDS community is alive and well.” Hopeful riders must pay a $95 registration fee and commit to raise $3,500 before the ride.  Each entrant receives a coach to help them with training and fundraising. For more information on how you can contribute to the cause, or put the pedal to the medal, visit Braking the Cycle’s website.

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