SMART Ride 14: New Date January 19 – 20 2018
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!
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- 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
Orientation: Thursday, January 18th
Arrive anytime between noon and 7pm 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, January 19th
Depart at sunrise 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, January 20th
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, January 20th
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 January 21st
Sunset Fury Cruise
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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Win the Amazing Lumos helmet
Now – Friday, November 17th
Raise and additional $500 between now and November 17th and get entered to win the amazing Lumos helmet! Lumos is the world’s first smart bike helmet that beautifully integrates lights, hard brake, turn signals, and helmet into a single cohesive whole. An elegant solution for your safety and visibility. A $199 value. Head over to our face book page to donate today.
SMART Ride Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser
Thursday, November 16th
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Watch your favorite local celebrities battle it out in a lip sync battle of the stars. There will be a raffle and shot specials. Visit our page for more details and a list of celebrities preforming.
The Luxury Chamber of Commerce Event.
Monday, November 20th
Join us on Monday, November 20th, for a cocktail party and networking event hosted by the Luxury Chamber! 20% of all advance tickets, and 25% cash at the door, benefit the SMART Ride! Tickets available through their website at https://luxurychamber.com/upcoming-events.php
SMART Ride Community Training Ride
Saturday, November 18th
6:30AM – 9:30AM
Calling all Broward SMART riders. Come train with your fellow SMART riders. 20 mile and 40 mile training ride with turnarounds at Hillsboro inlet and Palmetto park. Get help with fundraising and intensives to ride. Light refreshments immediately following. And, cool raffles. Details on our Facebook page.
SMART Ride Housing Registration Opens
Monday, November 27th – Friday, December 22nd
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Registration for housing on Friday night of the SMART Ride available through our website.