Braking AIDS Bicycle Ride Closing Ceremony
What: Braking AIDS Bicycle Ride Closing Ceremony and Victory Party!
Come cheer in the Riders and Crew, dance to the rhythms of Fogo Azul, NYC’s all-women Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line, and then join us across the street at Riverside Church for the Victory Party and a celebratory beer lovingly donated by our friends at The Brooklyn Brewery! Better yet, volunteer to help out before, during or after the celebration.
For three decades, the fight against AIDS was a fight against death, but in the past few years, the tide has turned. Even without a pharmaceutical cure, we now have the tools at our disposal to end the epidemic. And now, thanks to Housing Works, its partner organizations and the State of New York, we have a plan to end the epidemic in the state next year, and across the nation by 2025.
To celebrate this pioneering achievement in New York State and to help ensure that we reach it, BRAKING AIDS® Ride’s route features the best that New York has to offer. Beginning in Cooperstown, home to our national pastime, we will ride across the state to the capitol in Albany, through the Catskills and down the Hudson Valley, as we make our triumphant way into New York City and proclaim the approaching end of AIDS.
Founded in 1990, Housing Works is the largest grassroots AIDS organization in the U.S. It is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Housing Works’ mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.
When: Sunday, September 15th, 6:00pm
Where: Grant’s Tomb National Monument, Riverside Drive and 122nd Street.