Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.  ~Margaret Mead


2 Days, 165 Miles // November 14-15, 2014 // Orientation Day, November 13, 2014



Top Riders

1. Joseph Locke $33,315
2. David Kitchen $11,000
3. Julie Slater $4,695
4. John Weiss $2,215
5. Chad Daughtrey $2,200
6. John Roy $2,050
7. Kevin Owens $1,950
8. Uli Schackmann $1,615
9. Jon Stainthorpe $1,610
10. Casey Poole $1,570

Top Teams

1. Locke $33,715
2. Pride Pack $16,040
3. Outings & Adventures $5,875
4. Broward House $4,027
5. NoVA Team Casual $3,930

Top Crew Individuals

1. Glen Weinzimer $1,201
2. Michael Gluckman $980
3. Daniel Larrimore $950
4. Jerry Thorpe $750
5. Wayne Jarvis $740
6. Oscar Rattenborg $300
7. Rafael Reyes $225
8. Robert Boatner $105
9. Nelson Henriquez $105
10. Andrea Weinzimer $100

Top Crew Producers

1. Motorcycle $2,670
2. Pit Stop Lunch $750
3. Bike Tech $300
4. Cheerleading Crew $285
5. Pit Stop 2 $30
6. Bike Parking $10
7. Traffic Crew $5

Welcome to The SMART Ride homepage and its new look! Take the time to look around, experience the ride through our eyes and join us on this great adventure. If you are interested in making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS then you have come to the right place.

The SMART Ride is a 2-day, 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West. What makes this ride unique is our 100% guarantee that every penny you raise as a participant will go to AIDS Service Organizations in Florida. Since 2003, The SMART Ride has raised more than $5.2 Million! Another unique aspect of this ride, is that you have some control over the distribution of the funds you raise, to AIDS Service Organizations listed. If you have questions or want additional information send us an email at info@thesmartride.org. We can let you now when upcoming information sessions are scheduled, and put you in touch with other riders and crew in your area. May the wind be at your back and the road ahead clear.

Glen Weinzimer, Founder


Bike Safety Tips

Change Your Helmet

You should change your bicycle helmet every 2-3 years. Even if it looks fine, it will have been weakened by the elements. And of course, any helmet that has suffered an impact should immediately be taken out of rotation.

Follow the Rules of the Road

Always ride with traffic and obey traffic lights, signs, speed limits, and lane markings. Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles, as appropriate.

Act Like a Driver of a Vehicle

Always ride with the flow of traffic, on the right side of the road, and as far to the right of the road as is practicable and safe. Motorists do not expect to see traffic coming in the opposite direction or on the sidewalk.

See and Be Seen at ALL Times

Wear neon and fluorescent colors. Wear special clothing made from reflective materials, ie. retro-reflective vests, jackets, wristbands, and patches for your back, legs and arms, and helmet.


Fundraising Tips

Spinning Class

Have a stack of donation forms with you and ask your spinning instructor to make an announcement in class, or just talk to everyone there!

Free Rent!

Ask your landlord to donate one month’s rent to the cause! It can’t hurt!

House Sit

Friends going out of town for a while? Maybe they will pay you to watch their dog or there house or both.

Karaoke Night

Who cares if you can’t carry a tune? Spend a Friday night at a Karaoke Bar and sing your heart out! Have the announcer tell the crowd that you’re singing for donations!

Plan a fun night of bowling at the local alley. Ask the owner to waive the fees and you can collect that money and apply it to your campaign.

We love this one! Place a Curse Jar in your office and whenever someone says a bad word they have to put a dollar in the jar.

The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail have significantly affected the fundraising world. Use them to your advantage!

You have helped raise...

over $5,300,00.00 in the past decade.

Thank You!

Total

$147,478.58

raised so far!

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