Windy City Times (Chicago) (01.22.13)
The Ride for AIDS Chicago (RFAC)—an annual two-day, 200-mile bicycling fundraiser scheduled this year for July 13 and 14—is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. Richard Cordova, director of athletic events for Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), which produces the ride, says organizers hope to raise $751,000 this year, with 316 riders and 102 crew members. Overall, RFAC has raised more than $1.5 million in support of HIV services in Chicago. Registration for the 2013 RFAC began last September, but marketing begins in earnest in January. This year, TPAN has added a fundraising incentive program as an enticement for participants. RFAC has planned a kickoff party for the 2013 ride on January 27, from 4:00 to7:00 p.m. at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago. For further information about RFAC, visit www.rideforaids.org.