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1,300 Cyclists Finish 330-Mile Ride to Fight AIDS

June 23, 2003

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More than 1,300 cyclists rode their bikes into the District Sunday to raise money to fight AIDS. The first-ever Tour de Friends, a fund-raising bike ride, began in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday and ended 330 miles and about four days later at K Street in Northwest. Organizers have not yet figured out how much money the event raised. The money raised will benefit three organizations: Food & Friends, Fan Free Clinic in Richmond, and Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina in Raleigh. A few hundred people turned out to whistle, cheer, and welcome the riders as they made their way down K Street to finish the ride. Mayor Anthony A. Williams was also present to welcome the bikers, who stood sweating in the 78-degree sunshine after their final leg of the trip.

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Washington Times
06.23.03; Judith Person

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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