Back in 1989, there were 5 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. No one, including Suzy, ever thought that HIV/AIDS would go on to infect 33 million. No one, especially Suzy, ever thought she'd still be riding twenty years later.
Every odd-numbered year since, twenty-five amateur cyclists have bicycled one hundred miles a day for five days to raise money, awareness, and compassion for children and adults living with HIV/AIDS. Thousands of contributing individuals, businesses, and communities have helped Ride FAR raise over $1,000,000. And since Ride FAR has never had any paid staff, advertising, or overhead and absolutely everything (from bananas and bike parts to beds) has been donated, all of that money has gone directly to services for children and adults with HIV/AIDS.
As long as there is no cure, no vaccine or less than universal access to both, it is never too early to sign up, and it is never too late to give. Ride FAR 12: September 7-11, 2011.