About Cycle for the Cause 2020-07-14T14:36:12-04:00

The Center emerged in 1983 to serve the community as it was being devastated by the AIDS pandemic. Over the last 37 years, The Center has continued this work to combat discrimination, poverty and the lack of access to healthcare that causes LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color, to be more succeptible to homlessness, violence and even death. 

For the last 25 years, The Center has raised funds through Cycle for the Cause, an annual 275 mile bike ride, in the fight to end AIDS and to address the disproportionate impact of the HIV epidemic on  black people and people of color, and queer and trans communities. In the face of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, The Center is grappling with both a significant decrease in funding and a substantial increase in demand for remote services like mental health counseling, substance use treatment and free HIV testing. That’s why, this year, we’re going virtual and invite you to take The 275 Challenge on Saturday, July 18, 2020. We have survived a pandemic before by linking arms and working together to take care of the LGBTQ community. Now is your chance to do so again and ensure that we can continue to care for those most in need. Join the fight and take the challenge.

What are you waiting for?

Take The Challenge


With Cycle for the Cause going virtual on July 18, 2020, we’ve added a whole lot of amazing reward incentives for your efforts!

All participants raising $275 or more will receive our limited edition C4C: The 275 Challenge t-shirt. Recognition items from $500-$10,000 are not cumulative. All t-shirts earned by Tuesday, June 30, 2020 will be mailed out in time for the virtual event on July 18. All items earned by the fundraising reward deadline of July 31 will be mailed out post-event and will arrive by mid-August in time for any C4C community celebrations in the fall. 

Please be sure your registration address is your preferred mailing address!             

$275: Limited Edition C4C: The 275 Challenge t-shirt                     

$500: Baseball Hat                   

$1,000: Waistpack

$5,000: Pullover Rain Jacket

$10,000: Backpack


Cycle for the Cause would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and community partners. We are proud to recognize our sponsors for their commitment to our community, Cycle for the Cause and the fight to end AIDS.

For sponsorship opportunities please email Christopher Barberesi at cbarberesi@gaycenter.org.

Grand Sponsor

Official Medical Partner

Official Lunch Sponsor

Official Apparel

Endurance Sponsors

Friend Sponsor