Thank you, for registering for SMART Ride 17, if there is any year that we need you, it is this year. What we do is so important to the survival of agencies across Florida. This year most funding sources have been eliminated. There are no galas, no Pride’s, no Lip Sync Battles, no Fantasy Fest, no Dining out for Life. That means what we do will in some cases be the only major fundraising that will financially support the education, care, &. dignity programs. You have chosen to join an elite group of individuals that care to see the world a little brighter, a world free of HIV, and the stigma around it. A world where AIDS is truly a memory of the past, where we celebrate those who came before us and honor those who fell victim to this disease.
Let’s get started
SMART Ride 17- This is going to be an amazing adventure, and you will change lives and have some fun along the way, this year just a little differently. We are encouraging participants to plan on riding in their own regions. Instead of two days, you can take three days. Our goal is to have people riding all over the state and the country. We have an “app” that tracks where everyone is in real time once logged in. We have also partnered with Strava to help you not only fundraise, but track your mileage and get people to donate for every training mile you do or almost any every activity you choose.
Maybe your an advisements kayaker, or a you love to swim, run, walk, you can fundraise anyway you feel comfortable and make a statement that HIV and AIDS is still around and needs to be eradicated.
Don’t let your bike collect dust, it was meant to see the open road, to feel the wind between its spokes. Riding during this pandemic is probably one of the safest ways to get exercise and ride while social distancing. Did you know there is a national shortage of bicycles?
Follow the rules of the road, bicycles are considered vehicles in Florida and subject to the same rules as cars.
You represent the backbone of SMART Ride on any year, but this year will be different as we find ways for you to be engaged.. Whatever you choose you can help raise funds, keep the spirit alive as part of the SMART Ride family.
In the coming weeks you will hear from your rider rep or crew chief to help you navigate the waters. In the meantime, you can always find information on the Ride, what to expect, and more, on our website at thesmartride.org. For now, here’s a link to some frequently asked questions which is updated often.
What makes SMART Ride different from all others events of this magnitude? Our 100% guarantee that every penny you raise will go to AIDS Service Organizations around Florida. We do NOT use fundraising dollars to offset the cost of producing the event. The second unique feature of SMART Ride-you get a degree of control over which benefiting agencies receive the funds you raise. Pretty Cool!
Together we can and will make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS, we have an opportunity to surprise everyone by raising record dollars despite COVID-19. For any immediate questions, please check out our FAQ page. If you don’t find the answer, just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride Safe, Be Safe, Wear a Mask, Wear a Helmet,
Founder on behalf of the board of TSR Adventures