This is the inaugural California AIDS Ride, in which bicyclists rode for seven days from San Francisco to West Hollywood to raise money for AIDS services at the Gay & Lesbian Center of LA. Featuring event producer Dan Pallotta; Lori Jean from The Center; comedian Lea Delaria; Larry Graifer from sponsor Tanqueray; Joel Thurm, who raised the most money for the ride; riders Brenda Kinoshita, Megan Asher, Jim Fleck (the oldest rider, at 67); reporter Cristina Gonzales of FOX TV LA; singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge; actor Doug Savant; and others!

From Network Q Out Across America Episode 32, June 1994.

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Produced and directed by David Surber; Associate Producer Carol Morgan; camera and lighting by Louis Rodriguez; edited by Clark Morris, Gerald Brewer and Michael Turri; graphics by Kelly Lujan; post production :30 Second St., Ltd.; incidental music from the YouTube audio library.

Originally distributed via subscription on VHS tape; aired on public television in the US in 1995.

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