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Laura Baker - Thank You, CSLSR, for your support.

The 2023 ALC Ride was a true blessing.  Throughout, we had so much support from the AIDS/Lifecycle organization, our North Bay Positive Pedalers training group and Training Ride Leaders (including Jerry Huffaker and Mathew Duran!), and the CSLSR Community.  Thank you, CSLSR, for all of your support!  This was my third ride, and it was the best so far.  It’s an obvious physical challenge, as well as a mental one.  But, additionally, it’s a spectacular journey where you can lose yourself to the glory of the beautiful, engaged, and hopeful ALC community.  I was not a cyclist before joining ALC in 2018 - if you have any desire to join, we welcome you!  Thank you, CSLSR, for all of your many gifts. CSLSR AIDS/LifeCycle Team Volunteer
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Tracey Heuer - CSLSR Cycle Team Volunteer

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