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20th Anniversary Design Contest- Drumroll Please….

  2015 is a Special Year for Positive Pedalers! We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary, and that calls for a special edition of our annual Jersey & T-Shirt Design Content. To add a little excitement, we are thrilled to

Posted in Announcement, Call To Action

Remembering Edna Flores-Lagunte

by Bob Katz As most already know, the AIDS/LifeCycle community and Positive Pedalers lost a dear friend and a staunch ally with the untimely passing of Edna Flores-Lagunte. While riding with her husband Rich on Day 4 of ALC 2014, Edna suffered cardiac

Posted in AIDS/LifeCycle, Announcement, Positive Spotlight, Why We Ride

Board Spotlight | Blake Strasser

By Tim Wagoner   Tim: Blake, when and how did you learn about Positive Pedalers? Blake: On my very first AIDS Ride (Boston to New York) 18 years ago. I moved from a fairly small town in Colorado to San

Posted in Announcement, Board Spotlight

Positive Spotlight | Robert Kavanagh

by Lee Hawn Robert’s first interaction with Positive Pedalers was in 2008 when he volunteered his time at AIDS/LifeCycle’s day zero and day one.  He was touched and inspired by the riderless bike and dedication flag ceremony.  Robert knew immediately

Posted in Announcement, Positive Spotlight

Positive Spotlight | Bill Henry

This Member Spotlight is to celebrate the life of Bill Henry, who passed away on February 25, 2014. By Bob Katz   Seven-time AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) rider, Positive Pedaler and Pos Peds National Board of Directors member, Bill Henry left us on

Posted in Announcement, Positive Spotlight

Board Spotlight | Mel Embree

By Tim Wagoner Mel first became aware of Positive Pedalers in late 2000 when he was training for my first AIDS ride, California AIDS Ride 8.  He recalls, on one of the Chain Gang’s training rides one of the veteran

Posted in Announcement, Board Spotlight

Positive Spotlight | Carlos Urrutia

  By Greg Mahusay & Chris Eisenberg: Carlos Urrutia submitted entries for both the Positive Pedalers jersey and the Positive Pedalers T-shirt design competition this year, and was thrilled to discover that his bright and upbeat designs had won in

Posted in Announcement, Positive Spotlight

Drum Roll Please…. And The Winner of the 2014 T-Shirt & Jersey Design Contest is ….

   As Tim Gunn says on Project Runway…”Designers make it work.”  And WORK they did! The Board of Directors appreciates all the creative designs that our members submitted in support of this annual event. Great designs for both the jersey and

Posted in Announcement

Announcing the 2014 T-Shirt & Jersey Design Contest

If you fashion yourself a designer or even someone with a flair for style and would like the opportunity to express your creativity, . . .  specifically focused on the PosPeds organization and mission…then this is your Call To Action!

Posted in Announcement, Uncategorized

Welcome New Board Members!

We are delighted to welcome nine new members from across the country to the national board of directors! They bring with them a wealth of experience and many years of passionate involvement in HIV/AIDS events and organizations to help us

Posted in Announcement, Board Spotlight

Paradise Ride Kauai – Cycle for Life 2013

Paradise Ride Kauai is a fully supported, 2-day bike ride on the island of Kauai, August 3rd and 4th, 2013. It’s an amazing ride through some of Kauai’s most breathtaking scenery, along the ocean, through valleys, local neighborhoods and open

Posted in AIDS Ride, Announcement

The Wisconsin AIDS Ride | ACT11

 By Robert Hauser The Midwest Rides began with the Heartland AIDS Ride, a 500-mile ride from Minneapolis, through Wisconsin, to Chicago. Over 1,200 riders raised money and participated in this event. In 2002, volunteers and staff at AIDS Network decided

Posted in AIDS Ride, Announcement

Seven Students to Bicycle over 4,000 miles for HIV/AIDS

By Deyon Jonson Last night Gabo and I were fortunate enough to meet with an astounding group of young people who will be heading out on their bikes tomorrow morning (June 21st) to cross United States to raise funds and

Posted in AIDS Ride, Announcement

David Duncan Stand Up Award

Look closely at the side of the road along the many climbs of the ALC route, and you will often see a brightly colored plastic egg with a big smile on it – and if you stop to pick it

Posted in AIDS/LifeCycle, Announcement

Pos Ped Legacy Lives On

Back in the late 1980s, when access to the very first AIDS drugs was considered a major success, very few people were focused on the fact that HIV+ homeless and near-homeless individuals had a more immediate concern: a roof over

Posted in AIDS Ride, Announcement, Positive Spotlight