The Baltimore Sun

Hurricane Floyd 1999

2,600 riders on the Boston to New York AIDS Ride got bad news at 4 a.m. in Boston this morning, the first day of a three day, 275 mile ride to raise money for regional AIDS care organizations. Due to Hurricane Floyd, they would not be able to ride the planned 116 miles to Mansfield where they were to camp out. Instead they were bussed from Boston to New Haven, where they spent the day and night at the New Haven Coliseum, reading, playing cards, making friends, and sleeping, like Lucia Horn, of New Haven, and her father Stan Horn, of Chicago. Reading behind them is Chris Prokop, of SHelton. Tomorrow, when the rain stops they will continue on to Bridgeport, and from there to NYC. THe 2,600 riders have raised $7 million dollars with this ride. In the 22 such AIDS rides that have occured around the country over the past five years, this is only the second day of riding they've ever had to cancel. This ride is sponsored by Tanguerey (check spelling) (COurant Photo: Shana SUreck-Mei)Shana Sureck / Hartford Courant
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