About The Ride 2024-07-10T16:52:51-04:00

Our History and Impact

The Northeast AIDS Ride, now known as Cycle for the Cause, was started in 1995 in response to the AIDS epidemic. We continue to make the three-day journey from Boston to New York City every year, raising funds and awareness to further our progress towards ending HIV and AIDS.

With your help, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is able to provide comprehensive, community-based HIV and AIDS prevention and education, as well as support programs for people living with HIV and their loved ones. By joining Cycle for the Cause you are not just raising funds that support The Center’s community of LGBTQ+ New Yorkers—you are also becoming an active participant in eradicating HIV and AIDS for good.

The end of HIV is in sight. Your participation and fundraising will help ensure we get there.


About The Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) was established in 1983 at the height of the AIDS crisis to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers to respond to the urgent threats facing the community. Over the past 40 years, The Center has grown to meet the changing needs of New York’s LGBTQ+ community, delivering services that empower people to lead healthy, successful lives.

Today, we provide one-on-one education and support to help LGBTQ+ people find the prevention methods that work best for them. We also work closely with community partners to provide connection to LGBTQ+-affirming providers where people can access PrEP, PEP, and additional resources needed.

Please visit our website to learn more about what The Center does.


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 Reneysh Vittal, Corporate Partnerships Manager, at rvittal@gaycenter.org.

Presenting Sponsor

Grand Sponsor


Official Healthcare Partner

Official Airline Partner

Endurance Sponsor

Friend Sponsor