Our SMART Ride Sponsors generously donate cash, services, and products so that our riders and crew can give 100% of the donations they raise to benefiting HIV/AIDS agencies to use for direct services. Please make sure to visit our sponsors, thank them, and utilize their businesses to show how much we appreciate their support. If you are interested in sponsoring The SMART Ride, you can download The SMART Ride Sponsorship Opportunities Information Package here.
CAN Community Health has been serving the needs of the HIV community in Florida and the Southern part of the U.S. for over 26 years. CAN is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, and other diseases.
To date, CAN has 30 clinics and provides comprehensive care to patients regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay. In addition, CAN is very involved in the community through education, prevention, and awareness.
ViiV Healthcare –ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with or at risk for HIV. ViiV Healthcare’s aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a new approach to deliver effective and innovative medicines for HIV treatment and prevention, as well as support communities affected by HIV. This year marks 10 years of ViiV Healthcare innovating on behalf of people living with HIV and advancing our efforts to leave no person living with HIV behind.
Bike Level $10,000+
Inspired by the anti-bully non-profit, “Live Free, Be Strong,” RUFF RIDERS strives to embody a message of hope and the power of overcoming.The way they see it, some of us have gone through a “ruff” process to become who we are today. Regardless of who you are, guys and girls…you have a place with them.
Their promise to you is to provide quality made clothing that fits and lasts for a long time.
Wear their clothing to the gym, pair us with your favorite jeans/shorts when you hang out with friends, or kick back…They want to share those moments with you and make memories.
They want to be your new favorite.”Keep Good Company” with THE RUFF RIDER CO.YOU deserve it.
Clear Health Alliance is a health plan for people on Medicaid who are living with HIV/AIDS. Members of the plan can see highly trained HIV/AIDS doctors. Clear Health Alliance also helps members get community services to help them stay well.
To learn more about Clear Health Alliance, please call us toll-free at (877) 777-7871 or TTY 711 for hearing impaired. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may leave us a message after hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and we will call you back the next business day. All calls are private.
FedEx was founded on a people-first philosophy, where respect for all people is a fundamental value and everyday business practice. FedEx is made up of more than 290,000 team members from various walks of life, reflecting the value and attention we place on diversity. Our diverse workforce, supplier base and supporting culture enable FedEx to better serve our customers and compete effectively in the global marketplace. We strive to create an environment where people can contribute and grow, and where the values of diversity are woven through our organization. We have six affinity groups that include African-American, Asian, Hispanic, cancer-support, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee networks. The affinity groups celebrate diversity and promote cultural education.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead’s portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.
At Merck, corporate responsibility is our daily commitment to tackling the world’s biggest health challenges by discovering better ways to make a difference in everything we do. It is a simple promise that is embedded in our business and informs all our individual actions. Our commitment to corporate responsibility extends to how we achieve our business goals:
- By discovering smart, sustainable ways to expand global access to effective healthcare
- By discovering environmentally sustainable ways to meet the world’s health need now and in the future
- By discovering better ways to create a workplace where our employees–and our business–can thrive
- By discovering better ways to build and strengthen trusted relationships, by demonstrating the highest ethical standards and communicating with greater transparency.
For the past decade, Dev Partners has been our IT partner in maintaining and helping produce and implement SMART Ride’s vision for our website. Not only is Dev Partners heavily involved, but they also ride and crew!
Crew Health– Primary Care, HIV /STD Treatment & Prevention, PrEP, Transgender Health
Frame Level; $5,000+
It’s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. They’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and they couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know them and you’ll see: they are so much more than what they brew.
They make sure everything they do is through the lens of humanity – from their commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way they engage with their customers and communities to do business responsibly.
Runyan Law Firm has gained a reputation by referral only. Our focus is using ethical and creative solutions to quickly resolve your legal needs. Our attorney-client relationships are built on trust, a foundation that is essential to the legal experience.
Our team works together to bring solutions to your legal needs. Each person is empowered to assist you as far as they possibly can in case the direct person you need is not immediately available. We believe that solid relationships within the office helps us to build a better, more effective relationship with our clients.
Our firm is also very knowledgeable on the issues that members of the LGBT community might face in personal or business settings. We are proud members of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network, and provide every client with effective representation, regardless of their sexual orientation.
A Letter From Citrix CEO Mark B. Templeton: At Citrix we help people work better. That’s what we do, but it’s not why we do it. We do it because as work gets better, life gets better. As people’s work life improves, their personal life improves, and as their personal life improves, their community improves, and the effect continues to ripple outward. The tie between work and well being has always been at the core of our company. And, it is also at the core of our corporate citizenship efforts. Our strategy is to inculcate an ethic of community stewardship into our culture. We focus on helping families in need, enabling those in our community to enjoy stable, satisfying and rewarding lives. We strive to enrich and empower our diverse global community through our people, technology and partners with a focus on three major areas – K-12 Education, Environmental Stewardship and Technology Advancement. With clear priorities, Citrix is prepared to do the most good in the areas it knows best. Looking forward to partnering with you as we serve our communities around the world.
Coral Gables Women’s Club is a social and community service organization that represents a wide spectrum of women of all ages. In existence since 1929, the Club is comprised of professionals and homemakers from Coral Gables, Kendall, Perrine, Homestead and Miami Beach. Our common bond is a commitment to making Miami a better place to live through helping other organizations with community projects, as well as our own long-term community service project, the May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic for indigent children.
Delmay and Partners offer premier meeting and event planning services packaged with hotel reservations. They return this year to The SMART Ride and will assist with all pre and post housing. Delmay and Partners will also help with the housing needs at Hawks Cay. Delmay & Partners offer transportation from Key West back to Miami for participants looking to return to MorningStar Renewal Center. The proceeds of this travel will directly benefit The SMART Ride.
Design Republic is a leader in NYC in architectural and design joins The SMART Ride for the first time as a sponsor. Design Republic works in the commercial as well as residential fields from pre-planning to completion of any project. Some of their clients include David Yurman, Victoria Secret, and more National and International Brand Names.
Hawks Cay located midway down the Florida Keys on the tropical 60-acre island of Duck Key offers some of the world’s best fishing; exciting water sports; dolphin interaction programs; a saltwater lagoon; five gorgeous swimming pools; and a variety of luxurious accommodations, including guest rooms, suites and villas. Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in unique restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun. All this in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys. Hawks Cay is the official SMART Ride Friday night lodging. If you would like to visit Hawks Cay during the year use the following link and they will donate back 10% of your room rate to help offset the costs of SMART Ride’s housing in November. SMART RIDE Hawks Cay Year Round link
MS Events run by Marcio Santos provides all the sound, staging and lights for all ceremonies on SMART Ride. This includes Orientation Day sound, Dedication Ceremonies, Opening Ceremonies, Overnight entertainment at Hawks Cay and finally in Key West at the AIDS Memorial for closing ceremonies.
Sidecar Kitchen Is the official caterer for SMART Ride for 3 years. Sidecar provides the dinner and breakfast at Hawks Cay on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Sidecar Kitchen is unique as their entire facility is mobile, meaning if you are doing a wedding, anniversary or birthday event you don’t need to rent cooking equipment. From an excellent gourmet five-star experience to a casual cookout, Sidecar has you covered.
Wheel Level $2,500+
Welcome to BankUnited. Welcome to a better bank. At BankUnited, there is no runaround and no BankSpeak. Walk through our doors, call us, or log into our website and you’ll discover a better banking experience with knowledgeable experts and the tools you need to move your personal or business finance plans forward. Welcome to one of the strongest and most well-capitalized financial institutions in the country. With more than $13 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, BankUnited is uniquely positioned to serve individuals, families, and growing businesses the communities we live in. When we say welcome, we know you have not arrived at your final destination. At BankUnited, we are the bridge between where you are now and where you are going, between local and global, between setting your goals and reaping the rewards. At BankUnited, helping the communities we live and work in is who we are. We like to provide a positive foundation for our neighborhoods and engage our communities by providing financial support and actively support the developmental goals and initiatives of the communities we serve. We believe corporate responsibility is essential in developing and sustaining our communities. We have provided financial support for building communities through lending, investments and corporate contributions. Wherever you are on your journey, at BankUnited, we’re with you.
The Miami Police Department aspires to be a world-class agency, which protects our diverse com
munity and serves as a model for character, innovation and service to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Midland Medical Center is a dedicated medical practice focused on primary health care services as well as special health care and preventative services for HIV, Hepatitis and GLBT patients. They are conveniently located in Oakland Park, FL near Ft. Lauderdale and are open five days a week to serve you.
PDQ restaurants participate in hundreds of initiatives each year — Family Nights, PDQ Charity cards, fresh tours, community events and more — to benefit local organizations.
Since their inception, PDQ has donated nearly $6 million and in-kind donations to local charities across the country, including groups like Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Cancer Center, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Make a Wish, Making Strides for Breast Cancer, Metropolitan Ministries, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Young Life.
And, their just getting started.
To them, their community is their home. It’s where their Guests live. It’s where they work. And it’s why we exist: to help make each of our local communities just, better.
Bill Bone Bike Law is your ‘go to’ source for legal help and advice. As a trial lawyer, longtime cycling advocate, and cycling enthusiast, Bill Bone shares a personal connection to the cycling community and the far-reaching consequences associated with bicycle accidents. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident of any kind please call us immediately for free legal advice about your case.
Bourbon Street Pub Gay Key West’s Original and Only Video Barmfeaturing the “Men Of Bourbon” Nightly, Live VJ’s, Live Shows, 5 Bars, Pool & Jacuzzi. Bourbon Street Pub has been the site of SMART Ride’s Official Closing Party. Bourbon Street Pub also provides our “virgin bar” at Hawks Cay Resort on Friday evening giving you a little taste of Key West (without the spirits).
724 DUVAL STREET, KEY WEST, FLORIDA 33040
Central American Produce has been providing the fruit for all our pitstops and meals. Not only do they supply us with the freshest produce but are also represented on the ride as a rider.
MJ Consultants are here to serve you whether your needs are rentals, sales, or service. MJ Consultants Group is here to fulfill any and all of your communication needs, even wireless Internet. Our communications division provides our clients with the latest top of the line communication industry solutions which are essential in ensuring their special events uphold the highest level of safety, security and, efficiency. We are in tune with the reality that every single special event regardless of its size or purpose, there are always unpredictable occurrences, multiple demands, and a constantly changing environment to adapt to. These reasons are also why two-way radio communication comes in especially handy and greatly helps safeguard your event from safety and security issues such as crowd flow and entertainment issues including onstage sound quality, and allowing increased efficiency, multi-tasking, and group communication at the push of a button. By keeping the lines of communication open and clear between all event staff and crew during the critical set-up, production, and strike phases will allow your crew to continue to excel and work together at their highest capacity to carry out a profitable event and will help ensure your event will be wired for success!
Walgreens is the pharmacy America trusts. Walgreens generously returns to help SMART ride with needed supply items.
Spokes Level $1,500+
Everyday a multitude of pets are voluntarily surrendered to animal shelters solely due to their human companion having financial or health challenges that prevents them from effectively caring for their pet.
The Pet Project is dedicated to dramatically reducing this from occurring in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Completely through foundations, local business donations, personal donations, event fundraisers and countless volunteer hours – The Pet Project presently provides services to hundreds of clients.
From pet food to veterinarian services, The Pet Project has ensured the animal and human bond continue, often during times when the pet is needed most.; such as with the elderly or someone suffering from terminal illness.
Downtown Bicycles is happy to partner with The SMART Ride and this great cause to help so many. We are located across from the Galleria on Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. When you visit- mention The SMART Ride, we offer discounts on your bike and your gear. Proud to be a sponsor…we will see you in November on The SMART Ride.
Four Star Cargo is a leader in the transportation of cargo outside of The United States into the Caribbean and US Virgin Islands. As part of The SMART Ride 4 Star Cargo helps logistically by supporting the ride with transportation equipment, route marking, generators and more.
Gear Level $1,000+
Clif Bar is a family and employee-owned company that believes happy, healthy people create the best food. Our culture, pay, benefits, holistic wellness programs, and dedication to employees’ career growth create a unique and meaningful workplace. Where we take ourselves lightly and our work seriously
Friends of the Ride
Chamois Butt’r® was developed in 1988 by physical therapist and cyclist Steve Mathews, in collaboration with pro cyclists, physicians, and chemists. Since then, Chamois Butt’r® has continued to evolve and is now available in most US bicycle retailers and is distributed internationally.
With more than 40 years of experience under their belts, Bona understands how to best serve their customers through tried and true service principles. Instead of following trends, they set them. They create food they are proud to serve and deliver it fast, with a smile. No matter where you find them, they’re making sure each meal their customers enjoy is delicious and one-of-a-kind.
R3 Accounting’s mission is to not only support individuals and businesses of Broward County with tax and accounting services but to also uphold and enhance the entire community with public services and volunteer donations of both time and financial support.
The Poverello Center, Inc. was originally founded in 1987 by Father Bill Collins (1931-2017) and his dedicated group of volunteers. At the time, the goal was to feed people who were dying alone and rejected by society in large numbers with complications from AIDS. The crisis was so devastating, and he performed so many last rites, that he began to keep a “book of names” so that the community would not forget how many died and who they were. Today, Poverello continues by helping the poor and sick to “eat well.” With HIV as a chronic condition, our program has better outcomes (Viral suppression rate of 88.31%) than either our local doctor’s offices or the current national average (49%). We now provide food as medicine to people with Cardiac and Kidney problems as well as those with glycemic disorders, Cancer or other Critical/Chronic illnesses. Each year more than 3350 families needing support come to the Poverello Center, Inc. to select medically appropriate grocery items from our specialized menus and receive key nutritional information from our nutritionist.
Baby’s Coffee sells Gourmet Roasted Coffee from Key West, Florida. Baby’sTMimports and roasts 23 varieties of gourmet coffee beans. The Southernmost coffee roasters in the United States offer online shopping and shipping for gourmet roasted coffees, teas, local honey, gourmet foods and specialty items and related merchandise: coffee cups, coffee mugs, travel mugs, t-shirts, hats, and other Key West gifts.
HotSpots Magazine has for over two decades been the voice of the gay community in Florida. Our main focus is primarily on what to do and where to go.
SFGN (South Florida Gay News) is the only real newspaper for the motivated, affluent and informed LGBT community of Miami- Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and all of South Florida. SFGN delivers hard and accurate Journalism, political analysis, entertainment, insightful opinions and editorials, the latest health and fitness news, and honest feature reporting of the genuine issues and items that impact our community. SFGN highlights
and promotes the businesses and professionals, as well as individuals and
organizations that make a difference in the way we live our lives. SFGN
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our diverse community.