SMART Ride: November 17th- 18th, 2017

The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is a 2 day 165-mile ride from Miami to Key West every November. The event raises money for HIV and AIDS organizations in Florida. Since 2003, we have raised over $8.5 million for AIDS Service Organizations. SMART Ride is the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%. Help make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS!

The event brings between 400-500 people every year ranging all the way from Florida to itself, all the way to Hawaii. Though only a few hundred prepare and are ready to take on the challenge, the event comes in contact with thousands of people. Nearly 10,000 people donated a little over $1,000,000 last year. So come join us and support us with 100% of what you got!

Highlights:

  • Ride a full century (100 miles) in one day before spending the night at Hawks Cay Resort!
  • A 4 mile police escort and parade around Key West, and down famed Duval Street to cheering crowds.
  • Enjoy three different celebrations after the ride ends on Saturday
  • The fun continues with a Sunset Fury Cruise

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ITINERARY
Orientation: Thursday, November 16th
Arrive anytime between 11am and 8pm and plan on spending 60-90 minutes. Mandatory safety orientation, finances (outstanding pledges), housing designations, medical information, and any other outstanding needs are covered during this time.

Day 1: Friday, November 17th
Depart at sunrise, 6:41 am, from the University of Miami located at 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 . Breakfast provided. Ride a full century (100 miles with rest stops approximately every 15-20 miles). Pit Stops along the route will provide snacks, water, Gatorade, oranges, bananas, peanut butter and more. Lunch is provided at the lunch rest stop. The nightly accommodation will be provided by Hawks Cay Resort where you will be able to unwind and relax.

Day 2: Saturday, November 18th
Ride a metric century (approximately 65 miles with rest stops every 15-20 miles) to Key West. Pit Stops along the route will provide snacks, water, Gatorade, oranges, bananas, peanut butter and more. Once all riders are in (by 2PM), there is a 4 mile police escort and parade around Key West, and down famed Duval Street to cheering crowds. Parade ends at the White Street Pier at the AIDS Memorial. Finish the day with closing ceremonies.

Parties Galore: Saturday November 18th
First Celebration takes place at the Bottle Cap Bar 630PM – 1128 Simonton St, Key West 33040.
Second Celebration happens at Bourbon Street 8:30PM  – 724 Duval St, Key West 33040.
Third Celebration happens at the Cabaret at 801 Bourbon Street at 11PM – “Our own Kendal Couture will be a guest performer” – 801 Duvall St, Key West 33040

The Fun Continues: Sunday November 29th
Sunset Fury Cruise 

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The Out Adventurer Joins Team Tampa Bay Area Cyclists

Would you accept a bribe? How about a gift? Make a donation of $50 or more to The Out Adventurer’s SMART Ride fundraising efforts and Outings & Adventures will ship you some 
serious swag, like our new limited edition super soft tri-blend logo t-shirt, beach ball and sunglass case. 
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CHECK OUT THESE GREAT EVENTS!
Dine Out for the SMART Ride
October 10th, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join us at Scolapasta Bistro for amazing home-cooked style Italian food. 20% of all sales donated to SMART Ride 14!

Kick Up Your Heels for SMART Ride – Season 4
October 1st, 2017 | 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saint Petersburg, FL
Join Tampa Bay Area Cyclists and their friends as we put on another awesome show to benefit SMART Ride 2017! We will have spirits, fantastic prizes, and entertainment by the “ladies” of TBAC! We return to Metro Wellness St Pete and doors open at 5 pm. 100% of proceeds go to SMART Ride to benefit organizations that provide HIV services, like Metro Wellness!

Cheese-a-Rama
September 26th, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wilton Manners, FL
Join us for a silent auction, entertainment, and raffles at New York Grilled Cheese.

7th Annual SMART Ride Luau Party
September 24th, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saint Petersburg, FL
Come join the SMART Ride – Team Red Ribbon Cyclists for the 7th Annual Luau Pool Part at Gay St. Pete House on Sunday, Sept. 24th! Featuring a Live DJ, free food, Spiked Punch donated by Punky’s (and bring your own drink of choice), and Raffles throughout the afternoon. 100% of profits raised by the SMART Ride is returned to HIV/AIDS charitable organizations throughout Central and Southern Florida, locally benefitting Metro Health & Wellness.

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle
September 21st, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Celebrity Lip Sync Battle will help raise funds for teams and beneficiaries participating in the SMART Ride #14. Local celebrities will battle it out onstage for your tips. All proceeds will benefit the SMART Ride. If you are participating in Smart Ride and would like to perform at Celebrity Lip Sync Battle to raise funds for you or your team, please email events@poverello.org

Spin-a-thon
September 16th, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL
In conjunction with their grand opening on Saturday, September 16th, F7 Fitness and Performance in downtown Fort Lauderdale is offering their state of the art, indoor air conditioned cycle studio to the SMART Ride!

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
From 8pm to 4pm, 25 bikes available. Sign up for times!
Fundraise – Ask donors to donate $1 per mile for however many miles you can do in an hour. Invite donors to watch you train. 
RSVP by September 4th to larry@thesmartride.org to book your time. One hour slots available with 30 minute add-ons depending on your goal.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free tire changing seminar hosted by Downtown Bicycles! (Bring your front bicycle wheel and flat kit if you have one!)

Tupperware Fundraiser with Dixie Longate
September 6th, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Wilton Manners, FL
Proceeds benefit The SMART Ride and it’s mission to give back 100% of everything it’s participants raise to AIDS Service Organizations for those infected, affected or at risk for HIV and AIDS in Florida. Tickets $35 & $100.

Crew Picnic and Social
August 27th, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hollywood, FL
Join the SMART Ride crew for a picnic in the park! Food, fun. meet, and greet! Burgers, dogs, salads, soft drinks, and water provided. Canned beer allowed (BYOB) $1.50 entry for the park, cash only. Please RSVP through the ticket link!

Free Tire Changing Clinic
August 16th, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Learn all you need to know if you get stuck on the road!

2017 South Florida Bike Expo (SFBE)
August 12-13th, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join industry experts, bike clubs and organizations in South Florida, shop amazing sales, and stop by the SMART Ride table and say hi!

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