Cher is a bubbly, fun, and an emotional 30-year-old heterosexual female.
As she readily admits, she has the potential to be a bit schizophrenic, laughing and crying in the same sentence, all with heartfelt emotion. This is Cher's first time on The Ride. She is riding for her "Daddy" whom she lost to AIDS when she was 18 years old.
Cher is HIV-, but has seen the trials for HIV. The kids at school used to tease her and call her father a "fag". Once she finally learned what that meant, she kept it a secret from her friends. When her father passed away, Cher says she was too young and in denial to actually grieve. It was not until she became involved with The Ride that she actually began to get in touch with her own feelings and grieve her loss.
She has been married for 2 years to Chris, a surfer and surfboard maker from Southern California. Cher works in a small office with twelve employees selling insurance and her co-workers support her doing The Ride.
On The Ride, Cher not only goes on a physical journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles but also an emotional one that "goes up and down like the hills we rode."