Michael Tank - Rider # 398
THIS WILL BE MY FIRST YEAR RIDING FOR THIS EVENT! YES, I'M A SMART RIDE VIRGIN!
Please help me raise money for this event as it helps so many local organizations and in the time of Covid-19, it is needed more than ever. I have committed to doing 3 days of riding to complete 165 km locally here in Fort Lauderdale riding up and down the beach. I have already plotted my course to ride both early morning 30 km and late evening 25 km totaling 55 km per day.
I have only a mountain bike and since it is quite an event to ride locally in this city I chose km as my metric. I am on a great team that I am very proud of that emerged from the tragedy of the Pulse nightclub shootings. We protested on the corner of the Target for the weeks following and I made some new friends along the way.
Our journey will be one filled with hope, filled with pride, and filled with the dream of a future free of AIDS. This year will mark the 17th year of The SMART Ride journey, I have set an ambitious goal to help raise more than the required $1250 because I believe what we do makes a difference (and because 100% of the money you donate will go back to the community).
The event guarantees that every penny that I raise (with your help) will be given to AIDS Service Organizations and directed to prevention, education and direct services. Together we can make a real difference, we can change the world, and help free future generations of living with HIV, while helping those already affected, infected or at risk today stay healthy.