Cycle for the Cause 2020

Join us on July 18, 2020

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As the world changes daily in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, The LGBT Community Center in New York City continues to adapt to meet the needs of the most vulnerable LGBTQ New Yorkers. Many in our community need The Center now more than ever, and requests for our services are increasing every day, including from those who rely on us for HIV and AIDS support services.

Our community members’ health and safety is always our top priority, which is why we have made the tough call not to proceed with our annual Cycle for the Cause on-the-road Ride in September. But we still need the Cycle for the Cause community to keep our work going. We’re asking the community to rally around The Center a little sooner and a little differently this year to make sure that we are meeting the needs of LGBTQ New Yorkers right now.

We are excited to announce Cycle for the Cause: The 275 Challenge Virtual Ride on Saturday, July 18!

The 275 Challenge is a virtual endurance experience for you to test yourself physically for 275 minutes in digital solidarity with one another, while raising funds for The Center. Participants are encouraged to cycle, indoors (or, where safe, on the road) for four hours and 35 minutes, logging as many miles as possible (of course with some breaks!). Alternatively, you can choose to walk, run, bake or do anything you choose for 275 minutes or 275 repetitions—whatever works for you! This challenge is built for Riders and Crew, individuals and teams, people of any age or ability, no matter where you are! 

We’ll provide the tools you need to fundraise, as well as support with planning your personal 275 Challenge experience. Throughout the virtual event on July 18, there will be opportunities to experience your favorite parts of the Ride, including an opening ceremony, rest stops, pickles, PB&Js and your favorite C4C celebrities, all from home. We will come together at the end for a closing ceremony to celebrate all you have achieved!

Registration is now $0 and there are no fundraising minimums. Register today for C4C: The 275 Challenge and begin your fundraising! 

We’re so excited to support you in the coming weeks and see you on the virtual road. We have no doubt that this community is going to do something huge to help all LGBTQ New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19, especially our friends and family living with HIV and AIDS, just as we have for 25 years. Let’s do this, Cycle Family!

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