Death: cyclist participating in AIDS/LifeCycle SoCal’s Day – The news that a cyclist participating in AIDS/LifeCycle SoCal’s Day on the Ride died after being struck by a vehicle yesterday, April 16, is heartbreaking. Although the driver left the scene, a suspect was arrested and is presently in custody.
According to a Facebook post published by AIDS/LifeCycle The cyclist was Andrew Jelmert, a five-time participant on AIDS/LifeCycle and member of the team Different Spokes. Leaders at the Center, SFAF, and AIDS/LifeCycle are in contact with Andrew’s family, and extend their deepest condolences to his friends, family, teammates, and loved ones.
“This is a senseless tragedy, and our hearts go out to everyone who is affected,” said Joe Hollendoner, MSW, incoming CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. “We revere each and every participant on AIDS/LifeCycle, who dedicate their time, energy, passion, and power to lift up a cause close to their hearts. We mourn with our community.”