2 Days, 165 Miles // November 13-14, 2015 // Orientation Day, November 12, 2015

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.  ~Margaret Mead

Total Raised


raised so far!

Top Individual Producer

1. Joseph Locke $17,045
2. Sandy Blumberg $4,345
3. Uli Schackmann $4,292
4. Roland Merchant $4,020
5. Graham Savage $3,151

Top Teams

Top Crew Team

1. Motorcycle $5,825
2. Massage Crew $3,745
3. Recycle/Store Crew $2,500
4. Sweep G $1,755
5. Bike Tech $600
6. Bike Parking $365
7. Pit Stop 3 $150
8. Pit Stop 1 $150
9. Photographer $100
10. Pit Stop Lunch $100

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The SMART Ride

 SR12_Vector_Wheel_LogoSMART Ride is unique to fundraising in so many ways, but first and foremost it’s our guarantee that 100% of every penny you raise will go to AIDS Service Organizations around Florida. Since 2003 that has represented over $6.4 million dollars, that’s more than a little impressive and something every past and present participant should be very proud of.

SMART Ride starts on Thursday November 12th with orientation day in Miami. On Friday NovembeR-6 Detailsr 13th the ride opens with an escorted ride out and then travels south 100 miles to Duck Key where we overnight.

On Saturday November 14th our journey continues, passing over bridges, stopping at pit stops, enjoying lunch and finally arriving 65 miles later in Key West to cheers and smiling faces.

We celebrate first at the AIDS Memorial at the White Street Pier and then throughout the evening with parties to recognize the collaborative effort of each participant. You don’t have to be an athlete to participate, DSC_0726you can ride a bike, or help drive a vehicle, you can bring your skills as a massage therapists, a nurse, or doctor, you can be a cheerleader or a an individual with just a desire to make a difference. Whatever your reason for joining this adventure we welcome you.

Won’t you join us? Register before October and your registration fee is only $95 and it covers your food,  your overnight housing in the middle keys and memories that are priceless. Questions, just reach out, we are here to help.

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For each of us we have a story, “how did we get here?”, “how did we end up caring and wanting to make a difference?” This year’s ride is about YOUR story, Your triumphs, Your challenges, Your success and Your failures. It’s about telling OUR story.

It’s NOT all tragic, be proud of those amazing triumphs, those scrapes and bruises, falling off literally and figuratively and getting back out there. It’s the Power of One and it’s YOUR story.

When it comes to fundraising, don’t just ask for money, tell your story why doing SMART Ride means so much to you. You will find that when you tell YOUR story people will get engaged and want to be part of your journey.

Debbi’s Corner
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Words from our Rider Rep Manager: Click Here to read Debbi’s words of wisdom (or helpful hints…)

SMART Ride 12 Crew

SMART Ride does not happen without the incredible crew that does everything fromSR11 Heroes serve Gatorade to entertain at pit stops, drive vehicles, lift cases of water, deliver smiles and the occasional hug. They cheer you on, they lift you up and they help make SMART Ride a success. With all the fun they are all instrumental in keeping the riders and each other safe from the elements of nature and the unforeseen incidents that occur on an open road. We thank each crew member who marks the route, massages cramped muscles and serves us all meals. If you would like to be part of this amazing crew, register today by clicking here and become one of a small group of heroes helping change the world.


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You have helped raise...

over $6,400,00.00 in the past decade.

Thank You!


Calendar of Events

  1. Drag Queen Bingo-Tampa Bay

    September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Training Ride

    September 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  3. Fort Lauderdale Bicycle Training Ride- All Levels

    September 6 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  4. FLAT Tire Changing and Nutrition Clinic

    September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Cheese-O-Rama 3 to Benefit SMART Ride

    September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  6. Fort Lauderdale Bicycle training Ride all levels

    September 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  7. Participant Information Sessions: Metro Charities (Metro Wellness and Community Centers in Tampa/St Pete)

    September 13
  8. Fort Lauderdale Training Ride-All Levels

    September 13 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  9. Fort Lauderdale Training Ride-All Levels

    September 19 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  10. Central Florida Info Session

    September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am