Thank you for registering for SMART Ride’s 20th Anniversary ride! We are thrilled you will be making this journey with us on this special year. 44 years ago the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the United States and it was called GRID. We have come a long way since those very dark days of death and despair.
As we enter our 20th year riding and crewing from Miami to Key West, I ask you to speak out, to educate and remember our fight is not over.
Let’s get started
SMART Ride 20- This is going to be an amazing adventure, and you will change lives and have some fun along the way.
Don’t let your bike collect dust, it was meant to see the open road, to feel the wind between its spokes. 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 you have one goal and that is to make sure every rider gets to Key West safely, nothing is more important.
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.
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. For any immediate questions, please check out our website. If you don’t find the answer, just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride Safe, Be Safe, Wear a Helmet,
Founder on behalf of the board of TSR Adventures