The Pride Center on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m., will host a special cycle-spin Ride For Pride event to raise funds for their AIDS Walk and Music Festival team. The Pride Center and CycleBar Fort Lauderdale are partnering up for this special charity ride to raise funds that will go toward costs associated with the AIDS Walk that takes place March 20 in Wilton Manors. The Ride For Pride donation is set at $35 per ride, and additional donations will be accepted at the door. The ride is expected to last about 50 minutes and will be followed by a light celebration afterward.
Roger Roa, Director of Development for The Ride Center, tells SGFN why Ride For Pride is so important to what his group does.
“As a community center, we always look for ways to bring together diverse individuals. We find strength through connecting our community in healthy ways,” Roa said. “Ride for Pride is a great way to get fit and support a great cause. The class is a lot of fun. We’re using this event to raise monies for The Pride Center’s Florida AIDS Walk team. Every cent our specific team raises through the Florida AIDS Walk will return to The Center for use in our vital HIV services. You can come out, pedal away some calories and help raise monies to impact the HIV epidemic locally.”
The annual AIDS Walk raises funds that The Pride Center uses to provide both year-round life-enhancing HIV services to those in need of support and care, as well as preventive educational services to high-risk sexually active adults. The AIDS Walk will also feature a musical performance by DNCE. Celebrity Ambassador Lamman Rucker, star of the hit OWN drama series, Greenleaf will also be on hand to help with the event.
For years The Pride Center has provided the LGBT community with a welcoming, safe space — an inclusive home that celebrates, nurtures and empowers LGBT members, their friends, and their South Florida neighbors. Last year alone, The Pride Center raised funds that helped 5,000 individuals get tested for HIV/AIDS, and provided over 35,000 youth with activities, education, and support at the center.
Those interested in joining in on the ride for a great cause can visit fortlauderdale.cyclebar.com to reserve their Ride For Pride seat. Donors may also donate in advance of the charity event at FloridaAidsWalk.donordrive.com.