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Rick Weber

Co-Captain, Mr. Eagle NYC 2007


Rick Weber

Cycle for the Cause is one of the most incredible experiences you can ever have. The caring and sharing of one rider to another is unbelievable. I'm very proud to be a co-captain of Team Eagle. The time and energy my teammates put into this cause is what motivates me to do more.

This will be my 10th year riding. Every year I say to myself that this it, this is my last year, because we will surely find a cure. But for HIV / AIDS, there is no cure. The fight is not over. I promised to keep riding until we didn't have to ride any more. Until AIDS was a thing of the past. It wasn't supposed to take this long!

NYC's LGBT Center is at the forefront of this battle. The Center, which has been the heart and home of the LGBT community in New York City, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. We've accomplished a lot together. They now have a pathway to the end of AIDS but we still need to fund that pathway. Now more than ever we need to bring this disease to everyone's attention. The need for the Center has only increased!

I ride to bring awareness that HIV is not an easy thing to deal with on a day to day basis.

I ride for those that can't because of this disease.

I ride so that I can hopefully save someone's life.

I ride so my kids can grow up in a world without AIDS.

I ride for those who struggle with this disease every day.

I ride for those who are no longer with us.

I pray that someday there is no need for a ride.

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275 miles, 3 days, 1 Destination - THE END OF AIDS