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.
Bike Level $10,000+
AIDS Health Foundation Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 596570 people in 35 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s operating capital comes from our own self-created social enterprises. AHF Pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships generate funding that helps AHF provide medical and advocacy services across the globe. Generating and defining new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy is the hallmark of our success. We are currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who don’t know they are infected. By advocating big goals – aiming to see an unprecedented 1 billion people tested each year – AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.
American Medical Response serves more communities and customers than any other private ambulance service provider in the nation. But more importantly, AMR’s employees serve their local communities on a personal basis, as part of the community where they live and work. As medical professionals and as neighbors, your needs are our concerns.
Broward Health Imperial Point has dedicated itself to providing first-class patient care for more than 30 years. Our mission is to provide our patients with quality and friendly healthcare and our community with health education programs to help keep you and your family healthy.
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.
Who is Janssen? We’re more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives.
LifeWay returns to support The SMART Ride under the direction of Marah Lee, DO who has been with The SMART Ride since 2003 and previously worked on other incarnations of the event. LifeWay provides everything from medical care, to an aspirin on the event. They will provide all medical supplies and personnel over the course of the event.
Macy’s, Inc. is proud of its track record as a caring and responsible corporate citizen. We reach out to our communities to develop solid, meaningful relationships. Through our charitable contributions, employment initiatives, active volunteerism and creation of unique economic relationships, we help produce stronger and healthier communities for our customers and employees. Giving back is a core value at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
At Merck, corporate responsibility is our daily commitment to tackle 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.
MillerCoors introduced to South Florida their Great Cents Program, which donated back approximately 10¢/bottle sold of MillerCoors products to The SMART Ride. The program worked with 10 local bars in Wilton Manors for more than 2 months and the end result was a check for almost $10,000. We look forward to continuing to work with MillerCoors and it’s family of products.
Silversea is recognized by many as the best luxury cruise line on the water and as the defining luxury cruise experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family conceived and organised this unique, luxury cruise line, pledging to build and operate the highest quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment and to offer a product unlike any other. Silversea launched its first ship in 1994, thus creating a new niche for the ultra-luxury travel market with a class of smaller, purpose-built vessels that could slip into more exotic ports off the beaten path. We are proud to account Silversea amongst our sponsors both on land at at sea.
Frame Level; $5,000+
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.
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.
At Commcare Pharmacy we expand the accessibility of special medications used in the treatment of chronic and acute illness. We treat every patient as an individual, with individual needs, and special care is taken to assess the patient’s “total” situation.As a legacy sponsor of The SMART Ride we are proud to return for our 11th year.
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 offers 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 hep offset the costs of SMART Ride’s housing in November. SMART RIDE Hawks Cay Year Round link
Ikea The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just the few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design and value – always with sustainability in mind. The IKEA Concept exists in every part of our company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to our business model. Our aim is to help more people live a better life at home.
For the past 6 years Metro Media Works has been our IT partner in maintaining and helping produce and implement SMART Ride’s vision for our website. Not only is Metro heavily involved, but they also ride and crew!
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.
Olive Garden is part of the Darden family of restaurants offering a genuine Italian dining experience. We are pleased to be sixth year sponsors of SMART Ride.
P2telecom has been supporting The SMART Ride for 5 years now. As a leader in the telecommunication business P2 Telecom works to bundle your communication needs and give you the best deal on the latest equipment for your business. By partnering with P2 Telecom you are also helping SMART Ride keep to it’s mission. For all corporations that sign up with P2 Telecom they will donate monthly to The SMART Ride. There clients includes some of the largest Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller businesses and non profits. Reach out to them and mention SMART Ride.
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 there 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 cook out, Sidecar has you covered.
Target is guided by our commitments to great value, the community, diversity, and the environment. Target is proud to once again be a sponsor of the SMART Ride.
Tire Kingdom is the United States largest independent tire, wheel, and auto repair service with over 650 retail stores nationwide. This is our fourth year of participation in the SMART Ride. We look forward to sponsoring dedication ceremonies again and honoring those who have been lost to AIDS.
Wells Fargo will join SMART Ride as a returning sponsor. Wells Fargo Social Responsibility: We want to help all our customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life for everyone in our communities. We promote economic development and self-sufficiency through community development, financial education, cash contributions, affordable housing, environmental stewardship, and through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member volunteers. Our success comes from a time tested formula: local people making local decisions because they know what their communities need.
Wheel Level $2,500+
Bike America is the largest retailer of bicycles, accessories, and service in South Florida. Locally owned and operated, Bike America has eight stores and is a top 50 dealer of Giant, Cannondale, BMC and specialized brand bicycles. Dedicated to top rate service and helping every cyclist to have a positive experience, our bright and modern shops and super helpful staff, are here to get you out on the road, trail or levee and have some fun! Enjoy Life Ride A Bike!
Bourbon Street Pub Gay Key West’s Original and Only Video Bar
featuring 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.
Four Star Cargo is a leader in 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.
Island House is an award-winning gay resort in Old Town Key West, set in a completely secure private compound where the choice to wear something, or nothing at all, is yours. Our large heated pool and Jacuzzis are open 24 hours a day.Our Health Club which includes a gym and Spa area with sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi is the most complete in Key West.
Our café, which has been rated one of the best in Key West, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an overnight menu poolside. Our menus feature American favorites with Caribbean touches. The bar offers beer, wine, champagne, mixed drinks, and tropical specialties all day and all night.We have a free happy hour every evening which is quite festive, and provides an opportunity to get to know other guests.
Our rooms are decorated in a masculine and tropical motif inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s home in Havana. We’ve given every thought to your comfort with our room-darkening drapes, sound-proofing and our ultra-comfortable beds with down comforters and 300 -count bed linens.
Our friendly and capable all-male staff enjoy working together to ensure that your stay with us is both fun and memorable.
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!
The Institute of AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases (IAEID) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is focused on vaccine and cure research in HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Our mission is to stimulate innovation and cutting edge research with the goal of speeding up significant advances in understanding, preventing and treating HIV infection, AIDS and other infectious diseases.
The Tour de Browad is hosted by the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Now in its eighth year, the need is greater than ever to raise funds for South Broward’s only pediatric hospital, which has become the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In Fiscal Year 2016, JDCH cared for children needing 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, 7,455 pediatric surgeries, and 9,538 admissions and observation stays.
Walgreens is the pharmacy America trusts. Walgreens generously returns to help SMART ride with needed supply items.
Spokes Level $1,500+
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.
Gear Level $1,000+
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, 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.
Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the top hospitals in America by U.S.News & World Report (2015). Visit us online at http://www.clevelandclinic.
Island City Smiles, located right in the heart of Wilton Manors, proudly serves our community and the surrounding communities of Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale and many others. Founded in 2009 by Dr. David Warner, we have recently expanded our office and upgraded our equipment. Our state-of-the art dental equipment includes all digital x-rays, paperless dental records, the latest in high-tech sterilization equipment and heated, massaging dental chairs.
Solera Specialty Pharmacy (located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) specializes in dispensing prescriptions for patients with chronic illnesses such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Oncology, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Rare Genetic Disorders and Wound Care. Our extensive clinical knowledge and payor experience enables Solera to quickly get life saving medications to patients, increase medication compliance (increasing patient wellness), while removing barriers to care.
As a valued member of your healthcare team, Solera Specialty Pharmacy strives to utilize our knowledge of local markets and populations to aide in coordination of patients treatment regimens.
ViiV Healthcare A loyal supporter ViiV Healthcare supports SMART Ride by taking promotional space and showcasing their products and HIV groundbreaking work.
Gallery XO opened 7 years ago on Wilton Drive with a goal to provide a stage for amazing artists that specialize in male figurative art. Over the seven years, we have met many talented artists and so many people who
collect this genre of art. The gallery is also Maciel Cantelmo’s studio where can watch him produce his art. He has done numerous commissions for customer. We also offer custom picture framing that many have commented is the lowest priced framing in south Florida.
Friends of the Ride
Auto Nation Over 43 Million Happy Customers have trusted us when buying or servicing their cars and trucks. That’s more than any other automotive retailer. As America’s Largest Automotive Retailer, we offer processes and guarantees you won’t find anywhere else. Our new and used vehicles come with a low SmartChoice price backed by a no-questions asked Money–Back Guarantee. Come see us for all the details. So, when you need a car, truck or van – who you gonna call? AutoNation!
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.
Village Pub was one of our newest sponsors for The SMART Ride 10, jumped right in when asked to be a sponsor and has helped sponsor the Red Hot Dance Party fundraiser for the SMART Ride, created a team to ride and will be seen all over SMART Ride with the new SMART Ride 10th Anniversary hats. Looking Village Pub Wilton Manors truly has something for EVERYONE! Looking for a relaxing place to spend the early afternoon? Or perhaps you want to come in and “work”? We have incredibly fast WiFi, complimentary outlets for you to power up your phone or laptop AND 2-4-1 Happy Hour Monday-Saturday from 11am-9pm! Hungry? Well we don’t serve food ourselves, but we have delivery menus from several local restaurants who are happy to bring you exactly what you want! Maybe you’re more of a late night person….we have that covered too! Our 400 square foot dance floor will give you the work out you need after having a few of our great drinks. Feel the need for some sports? Check out the Pub Bar for that neighborhood feel. Enjoy a good show? Our Stage Bar is just the ticket with an elevated stage BEHIND the bar!!! Want a quiet place to talk to that hot guy? Take him out to our patio for some one-on-one time…. Village Pub Wilton Manors — We are smoke free, exciting yet comfortable…basically everything you could want in a bar! With our Familiar Faces and Fresh Ideas, Village Pub doesn’t give attitudes….WE CHANGE THEM!
Conch Train in Key West. See the best on the train tour that’s been entertaining visitors to the Island City of Key West, Florida since 1958. The Conch Train is one of Florida’s most popular attractions, and for a good reason. Our expert ‘engineers’ and friendly staff have delighted over 15 million guests with legends such as Ernest Hemingway and lores of this charming tropical paradise. Your tour of Key West will give you a conch’s eye view of all the wonderful attractions Key West offers. No Key West vacation is complete without The World Famous Conch Tour Train.
The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale’s largest and finest gay owned and operated men’s spa-resort that first opened in 1999. With 33 well-appointed rooms and suites, we are located just steps from the beach and convenient to all of Fort Lauderdale’s attractions and nightlife. As Fort Lauderdale’s first gay resort with its own full-service day spa and hair studio, we can offer our guests an experience that is unique and wonderfully indulgent. From a relaxing Swedish massage to a haircut before your night on the town, we can accommodate all your needs right here.
Kilwins Key West Visitors and local residents of the Conch Republic (a.k.a Key West!) love our Original Recipe Ice Cream, creamy hand-paddled Fudge and decadent hand-crafted Chocolates.
Come visit the southernmost Kilwins and watch our cooks make fudge, caramel corns, nut brittles and caramels on our huge marble tables and see our chocolatiers make amazing and delicious confections! Taste samples of our 12 flavors of fudge and 32 flavors of ice cream, including local favorites such as Salted Caramel, Toasted Coconut and Key Lime Pie.
Smiles awaken and the senses come alive when you enter the world of Kilwins Key West!
Lauderdale Cyclery is happy to be returning to The SMART ride for our 11th year, as not only one of your bike techs on the road, but as the official shipping organizer for out of town guests. If you come by our store in Fort Lauderdale we are happy to offer discounts to SMART Ride participants.
Rumors has it you’re looking for a good time. Well you’ve found it! We are the place where anyone/everyone can come party. We are located in the heart of the island city of Wilton Manors at the epicenter of Wilton Drive. We embrace and support our diverse community and our warm and friendly staff welcome all to come have a great time. We feature a Video Bar, Sports Bar, Martini Lounge and, recently opened, our new Patio. Smoking is allowed on the patio though the inside bars are designated a non-smoking environment. Small well mannered pets are permitted on the patio. Our laid-back environment allows you to kick back and watch a game, play a pool tournament, watch a drag show, see a live concert or simply people watch. If you’re hungry we have a full kitchen. You can order a late breakfast, have brunch, lunch, dinner or just a snack. We are the place for great drinks, food, people and entertainment.
Florida Agenda Florida’s LGBTQ newspaper of record, the Florida Agenda
has a responsibility to do far more than simply report current news from
the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market. Its editors and writers interpret the news for this niche market to develop a commentary that
includes politics, health, entertainment, social media, religion, business,
and crime. The newspaper reaches hroughout Florida, from the beaches
of Fort Lauderdale, to the halls of government in Tallahassee, the glamour
of Miami, to the Sunshine City of St. Petersburg, we’re there, reporting
events and shaping trends. Florida Agenda, the LGBTQ newspaper of
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.
Mack Planet recently entered its 11th year in South Florida’s Gay and Lesbian Business community. Donald J. Harvey (DJ) and Dan Oropesa (MACK co-founders) coined the term ‘Gay Owned. Straight Friendly.’ by launching the first business networking group in Fort Lauderdale in March of 2005: Power Lunch and Mack Mixer. 10 years later, MACK continues to be a trusted name for the gay and lesbian business community and its supporters. With sold-out lunch events and fun – yet professional, cocktail socials in Fort Lauderdale, there’s no doubt MACK continues to unite business people and establish relationships – regardless of sexuality. MACKPLANET.com has become a well respected and recognized leader in the community and we continuously aim to be the most reliable business and social network for the community.
Outclique.org features gay and gay-friendly events. Drink specials, social events, charity functions, leather themed groups, dance parties, whatever is going on, it’s here. OutClique is your one-stop-shop for gay happenings in South Florida.
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
covers the politics, people, passions, and personalities that direct and drive |
our diverse community.