June 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm PDT | by Troy Masters
AIDS/LifeCycle in pictures: Santa Cruz to King’s City

San Francisco’s Michael Purdy is AIDS/LifeCycle’s top fundraiser, raising $64,786.53. In the Los Angeles area the top fundraiser is Cynthia Holland at $47,405.15

The world’s largest AIDS fundraiser, the 545 mile San Francisco to Los Angeles AIDS/LifeCycle, tackled day two’s 110 mile journey through the Salinas Valley to King’s City. See photos below.

Participants are honoring a $15.1 commitment to their sponsors, from whom they have raised  funds to support the HIV/AIDS services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

The Los Angeles area was represented by more than 100 riders and here are the top 10 fundraisers and links to their story.

  1. Cynthia Holland (Los Angeles, CA) – $47,405.15
  2. Keahu Kahuanui (Los Angeles, CA) – $40,811.25
  3. Ted Collins (Los Angeles, CA) – $37,874.40
  4. James Keagy (Los Angeles, CA) – $35,160.63
  5. Lon Wahlstrom (Los Angeles, CA) – $29,046.49
  6. Bill Shopoff (Irvine, CA) – $25,385.50
  7. Jason Frazier (West Hollywood, CA) – $25,369.42
  8. David Bailey (Beverly Hills, CA) – $25,330.75
  9. Peter Wilson (Los Angeles, CA) – $25,098.98
  10. Scott Ward (Palm Springs, CA) – $24,011.18

You can see everyone’s total funds raised here.

You can read the story of Eddie Martinez,  Cedric Terrell and Esther Kim who (like hundreds more) are riding to honor the memory of loved ones who died of AIDS.

Today’s journey will take riders from King’s City to Paso Robles.  Riders will then pedal their way to Santa Maria and prepare for the difficult ride to Lompoc.

Here, courtesy the LA LGBT Center, are some photos of yesterday’s ride from King’s City to Paso Robles.

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