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Board Member Spotlight | Greg Mahusay

As a bartender and a club DJ in the mid 80’s, from Wednesday through Sunday night, serving drinks, spinning vinyl from one turntable to another and keeping the dance floor packed was my foundation to create an environment that was

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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

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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

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Board Spotlight | Lee Hawn

  By Tim Wagoner: Positive Pedalers installs new board members about every 12 months. In the fall of 2013, nine new board members, including Lee Hawn, joined the Board of Directors. Lee only just learned about Positive Pedalers (PosPeds) in

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Board Spotlight | Chris Eisenberg

By Karen Rosenblum Swayed by the urging of a friend, Chris Eisenberg signed up for AIDS/LifeCycle 4 as a challenge, and to share an exciting adventure for a good cause. At the time, she was convinced that she did not

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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

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Board Spotlight | T.J. Lee

“If I take the power of telling people my story then they have no power over me,” says T.J. Lee, a national co-chair of the Positive Pedalers, while recounting a time he was outed (as positive) by a friend at

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Board Spotlight | R.J. Hadley

R.J. Hadley is a survivor in more ways than one – first diagnosed in 1984, he has now lived with HIV for half of his life, winning a tough battle with lymphoma along the way and fighting back from serious

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Paul Serchia | A Brother’s Tribute

By Michael Serchia Paul used to always say … “It is not the miles you ride, it is the LOVE you put into the miles”. Paul lived for the AIDS/LifeCycle Ride each year, not just because he was an avid

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Board Spotlight | Robert Suarez

Seven years ago, Robert Suarez rolled out of the Cow Palace on his bicycle alongside two thousand other riders to start AIDS/LifeCycle 6, and celebrate a new sense of hope and much improved health – six years after the shock

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Board Spotlight | Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell, who has served on the Board of the Positive Pedalers for two terms-from 2005 to 2007 and again for the last three years-has decided to take a more silent role with PosPeds and retires from the Board this

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Board Spotlight | Tom Keep

Like so many of us, when Tom Keep decided to do CAR7, he hadn’t been on a bike in close to 20 years and he didn’t think there was any way he could ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

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Introducing the new Co-Chair of the Positive Pedalers Board: Tim Wood

By Tim Wood and Carol Hyman on October 16, 2012 This past July, I was humbled and honored to be elected by the Board of Directors to join Tom Keep as the new Co-Chair of our great organization. With the

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“And the award goes to….. David Duncan!”

ALC11 – On PosPed Night, The StandUp Award Goes To David Duncan By Carol Hyman on October 5, 2012 Because of the work he was doing as a staff member on AIDS Lifecycle 11, there was a possibility that David

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PosPeds Board Goes National

The PosPeds Board is welcoming nine new members who live across the country to better serve our expanding membership, and a membership that is looking for a greater participation of Positive Pedalers in AIDS rides across the country. Including Board

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