"We rode in 91-degree heat, through torrential rain, and a tornado."
So says Marty Rosen, ride director for the Empire State AIDS Ride, which raised over $200,000 for AIDS research and services in August. More than 50 courageous New Yorkers participated in the ride, a 560 mile, 7-day bicycle journey from Niagara Falls to New York City.
Despite the rough conditions, "everyone remained safe, healthy and in great spirits," Rosen says. "Neither the recession nor the weather could stop this amazing group from raising more than $200,000 for AIDS research and services and having a blast on and off their bikes."
ASC is the ride's newest beneficiary. "We're proud to support the important services that ASC provides," Rosen says. " I've visited many times, and am always impressed by how many clients with HIV/AIDS have overcome poverty and drug abuse and gone on to help others through ASC's peer recovery education program."
Thank you to everyone involved with the Empire State AIDS Ride. ASC looks forward to working together on next year's ride!