Some local attorneys, doctors, social workers and employees from Trillium Health are on a 420-mile bike ride.
It's the annual five-day cycling event to raise money for AIDS services and programs. This journey will take about 40 people through 420 miles around the Finger Lakes.
Peter Pullano is riding in honor of his brother Patrick who died from the disease in 1991. So far, Pullano has logged more than 4,500 miles the last several years and raised some $50,000 for AIDS charities.
"It has been my living memorial to my brother since he died," said Pullano. "I got involved way back when. There wasn't a stone or a marker; that is not what he wanted but it was to carry on the fight. I think that every time we are out there we are there is another generation who is going to live AIDS free because of the awareness that we create with rides like this."
The cyclists in this week's ride raised $80,000 for Trillium Health that provides AIDS and HIV programs and services.
"We did such a great job helping people with AIDS and HIV that we are now expanding our services at Trillium Health," said Mary-Jo Weegar, from Trillium Health. "This money will continue to help people with HIV and AIDS but we are expanding our services and so we are excited everyone is still so connected with us on this mission."
The five-day ride will end with a celebration in Genesee Valley Park at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.