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Annual Recovery Ride brings cyclists out in sunny San Diego

The annual recovery Ride got underway in San Diego on Sunday.
Photo credit:
Daniel Ianniello

The annual recovery Ride got underway in San Diego on Sunday.

Hundreds of cyclists took to their bikes to embark on one of three routes, each with varying distances.

The event is a fundraiser for two local LGBT organizations: Stepping Stone of San Diego and San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative.

It was the perfect weather for participants to “get their heart in gear” meeting at Swiss Park in South Bay at 7 am. 

The non-competitive event is aimed at all enthusiasts whatever their difficulty levels. Lengths of distance were from 12, 25 to a 40 miles.

Several organizations throughout San Diego showed up to show support and offer the public information on various programs around San Diego. 

Janssen, The San Diego LGBT Center and Walgreens were just a few organizations which had a booths with products and services information. 

Each route will end at Swiss Park in South Bay amid the finish-line festival and celebration. 

About Stepping Stone: 

Stepping Stone of San Diego provides a long-term residential recovery program, aftercare services, and support services for those affected by HIV. By design, no one is turned away for lack of funds at Stepping Stone.

Their services mend lives and give clients the tools to break free from the grip of addiction.

Thanks to Stepping Stone, people are given new positive direction and their lives back. Broken souls are healed and families are reunited. Stepping Stone’s important work turns alcoholics and addicts into miracles.

If you or someone you know needs their help, please contact them at steppingstonesd.org. 

About San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative:

The San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative (SDHFC) is a program chaired by the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF).

Established in 1990 by a group of local funders and community members concerned with the impact of AIDS on the San Diego region, the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative’s mission is to raise, leverage and collaboratively allocate private funds in order to reduce the impact of HIV in the San Diego region.

To learn more about the collaborative click HERE.