500 Cyclists Ride 165-Miles in Two Days Raising Over $1,000,000
On November 15 & 16, 2019, 500 cyclists will embark from Miami to Key West on a two-day journey. They and more than 250 volunteers are raising more than $1 million in support to seven HIV/AIDS service organizations across Florida.
This is The SMART Ride 16 and we invite you to be part of this momentous event.
At sunrise on Friday, November 15th, riders, volunteers, and guest speakers will gather at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center to wish our riders the best as they set out on the nation’s second largest AIDS bike ride.
Over the past 15 years, The SMART Ride has raised and awarded over $10.5 million dollars. They guarantee that 100% of every dollar raised is given back to organizations so they may provide services at no cost to individuals in need. This year’s primary beneficiaries are:
- AH (AIDS Help) of Monroe County
- Broward House
- Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (Broward)
- Compass Community Center of Palm Beach
- Metro Inclusive Health (serving Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties)
- Miracle of Love (serving Central Florida)
- Pridelines in Miami-Dade
In addition,each year up to 10% of the total raised from the SMART Ride is set aside so we may gift funds to other agencies throughout Florida who also provide services for those living with HIV/AIDS or helping to prevent the spread of this disease. Since this program started in 2012, we have distributed over $600,000 to 25 organizations.
This year’s sponsors include:
- CAN Community Health (Title Sponsor)
- ViiV Healthcare
- Broward Health
- Clear Health Alliance
- Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Hunters Nightclub
- Crew Health, and others