The AIDS LifeCycle, which raises money to fight HIV and AIDS, has canceled its ride for 2020, due to coronavirus.

“We have not made this decision lightly, and we have made it in consultation with members of the AIDS/LifeCycle community,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean.

The ride was set to take place from May 31 to June 6, taking riders from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

While there is plenty of disappointment that the event, which many people call some form of “life-changing,” will not take place in 2020, there was also an outpouring of love and support for the event, the people who make it happen and the ride’s mission:

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Yesterday we found out no Dallas trip, no Honeymoon to Galápagos and no AIDS/Lifecycle ride in June. I wallowed in self-pity for a few hours but then took my bike and headed out for a ride to my fave bridge. Perspective was gained by seeing the empty streets and the kindness of the people out and about (always 6-ft apart). So, I want to say THANK YOU for all the people who donated to my ride and let you know the money is still all going to the charity. Love y’all and your generosity helped to inspire me when I needed it most. . . . . #aidslifecycle #alc #instagay #instahappy #gayswhobike #gratitude #shelterinplacesanfrancisco #shelterinplace #activelifestyle #positivevibes #focus #resilience @ridecannondale @aidslifecycle

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Absolutely devastated that the 2020 AIDS/LifeCycle has been cancelled. I understand the decision but it is still heartbreaking for all the Riders, Roadies, Training Ride Leaders, and Cycling Reps that have put in countless hours of work preparing and training for the ride. I am full of gratitude for everyone that has donated to fundraising efforts. The funds already raised, now more than ever, are being utilized to support people and organizations that are in need. The San Francisco AIDS Foundations and LA LGBT Center are continuing to provide vital services and serving vulnerable folks during these uncertain times thanks to you. Thanks to the amazing community of people that support me and a huge shoutout to the ALC riders and folks that I follow on social media. I feel like I know you despite having never met IRL, and our community means more to me today than it ever has. No matter what happens I will always be out riding my bike. It’s the best place I know to process my thoughts and feelings, see the world, and fill my soul with fresh air and sunshine. As my friend and teammate Wendy says, “put it in gear and just keep pedaling”. Looking forward to the 2021 ALC! Right @plattwendy ? 🥔👩🏻‍✈️🚴🏻‍♀️🚵🏻‍♀️ #aidslifecycle #VirtualLoveBubble #SarahTrainsForTheALC

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Organizers with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation are encouraging riders to continue fundraising over the next year and carry it all over to an even bigger ride in 2021.

Various people are accepting the challenge:

While one virus has forced the cancelation of a fundraiser to stop another, we know everyone is banding together now to stop the effects of both. If you are interested in taking part in the 2021 AIDS LifeCycle, be sure to visit the event’s website.