About The Ride 2024-02-04T00:09:35-05:00

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.

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.

HIV and AIDS services have always been a cornerstone of The Center’s work. We offer free, rapid HIV testing; mental health counseling; connections to LGBTQ+ affirming health care providers; assistance with navigating health insurance and public benefits; support with finding or maintaining housing; education and leadership opportunities for youth; and more.

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

Endurance Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Official Healthcare Partner

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