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Bike with Bono and Raise Money to Fight AIDS

Starting December 1st, you could enter for a chance to ride bikes with U2 front man Bono.

The musician is auctioning off a bike ride in Central Park to benefit his RED organization, which raises money to fight AIDS.

He told The Associate Press the ride will visit the location where he seriously injured himself on a bike a year ago.

Last November, he had a collision with another biker and required five hours of surgery to heal multiple fractures in his eye, shoulder and finger.

“I’m not sure that was as funny to my band as it was to me,” said Bono. “But I think we’re going to have fun and yeah, we’ll go visit the scene of the crime.”

One person will be chosen and flown out with a guest to stay at a hotel in New York and ride around Central Park with Bono.

The bike ride includes a stop for ice cream because everyone knows how much Bono loves his dairy treats.

It’s part of the Shopathon giveaway that launches on World Aids Day.

Other celebrities have donated their time as well.

People can enter to win a session with George Clooney in which he showers you with compliments or a trip to the Game of Thrones set where you can sit on the Iron Throne.

Entries start at $10 a piece and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are matching contributions up to $20 million. 

Forget about jumping out of a plane, scaling Mount Everest, or getting in the ring with Mike Tyson. Bono is bringing you and a friend to New York City to REALLY live on the edge. You’ll meet him for a morning of stories and signed merchandise before embarking on a lovely bike ride through one of the most iconic places in the world. After that (provided you all survive), Bono has one more stop to help you cool off that recent rush of adrenaline: ice cream.

from RED 

The Cause 

In 2002, more than 1,500 babies were born every day with HIV. Today that number is just over 600. We must act now to get that close to zero.
With urgency and action, it’s possible for the world to end the transmission of HIV from moms to their babies. We can deliver the first AIDS FREE GENERATION in over thirty years. (RED) can’t accomplish this alone. It will take all of us to get there – governments, health organizations, companies, and you.

BE (RED). Start the end of AIDS now.

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