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The AIDSRides were a series of fundraising events organised by Pallotta TeamWorks which raised more than $105 million for critical AIDS services and medical research.[citation needed] About half of the money raised directly benefited AIDS patients.[1]

In 2001, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center ended their partnership with the California AIDSRide over concerns that not enough money was going to the charities. They hired Honeycutt Group, a consulting firm started by three former Pallotta TeamWorks employees, to organize AIDS/LifeCycle, a similar event. Dan Pallotta unsuccessfully sued the "copycat" event,[2] but the competition and surrounding controversy made 2002 the event's last year.

Ride list[edit]

Pallotta TeamWorks has organised several AIDSRides in North America:[3]

  1. California: 1994–2002
  2. Boston>New York, 1994–2002
  3. Philadelphia to DC: Philadelphia, Pa. to Washington, D.C., 1996
    TeamWorks was fined by Pa. Attorney General for improper fund raising. [1]
  4. Florida AIDS Ride from Orlando to Miami (South Beach) 1996-97
  5. Washington, DC AIDS Ride (NC to DC) 1997–2002
  6. Heartland: Twin Cities to Chicago, 1996–2002
  7. Northeast: New York to Boston, or reverse, 1995–2002
  8. Texas: 1998–2002
  9. Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride: 2000–2001
  10. Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride: 2001
  11. Montreal to Portland, Maine: 2001
  12. European AIDS Vaccine Ride: 2002

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AIDS Ride planners sue S.F. charity over new race". The San Francisco Chronicle. 2001-12-13.
  2. ^ "Dan Pallotta's bike-tour and walkathon business has raised more than $200 million for AIDS research & other charities. So why do some people hate him so much?* *Hint: Check out the Lexus in his driveway". CNN. 2002-03-01.
  3. ^ "About Pallotta TeamWorks". Pallotta TeamWorks Website. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-02-14.

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