About The Ride 2022-09-21T12:55:09-04:00

About The Ride

The Northeast AIDS Ride, now known as Cycle for the Cause, was started in response to the AIDS epidemic in 1995. To this day, we continue to make the three-day, 275-mile journey from Boston to New York City every September, raising funds and awareness to further our progress towards ending HIV and AIDS. With your help, The Center is able to provide comprehensive, community-based HIV and AIDS prevention and education, as well as support programs for people living with HIV. By joining Cycle for the Cause you are not just raising funds that directly support The Center, 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.

Learn more about how you can participate and what to expect on the Ride.


About The Center

Established in 1983 as a result of the AIDS crisis, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown and evolved over the last four decades, creating and delivering services that empower people to lead healthy, successful lives.

Since our founding, The Center has been fully committed to providing HIV and AIDS services to our community. We offer free rapid HIV testing; counseling for individuals, groups, couples, and families; plus a variety of events, speakers, and social gatherings for people living with HIV and their loved ones.

Please visit gaycenter.org to find out more.


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.

Champion Sponsor

Grand Sponsor


Official Healthcare Partner

Official Airline

Community Partner

Endurance Sponsor


Official Apparel Partner

Friend Sponsor

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