Meet Tom Hennes!

Name: Tom Hennes

Hometown: Grew up near Detroit. Been in NY since 1979, so it is definitely home now.

Favorite food: I live for seriously spicy Thai food (goat, included; sorry!). But not the day before a ride.

Person you would most like to meet: Oliver Sachs (no longer possible); John McPhee (still possible)

How many years you’ve done Braking AIDS: this is my second

Any other cycling events you’ve done: The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Century Ride, in Ohio.

A brief thought on why the ride matters: Housing Works came about because a few people saw an unmet need and decided it was important enough to meet. The Ride is a way that more of us can put some skin in the game and contribute in a larger way as a group than we could as individuals. It’s also a way for those of us who are positive to celebrate our own good fortune in a way that gives back to others, and honors those who didn’t make it.

Your 2016 fundraising goal: $30,000 — one thousand for each year since my diagnosis.

Support Tom’s fundraising!



Rider profiles of the fabulous 2016 Flying Goats cycling team, riding from Boston to NYC, raising money to support Housing Works and bring an end to the dual crises of HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

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