2 Days, 165 Miles // November 13-14, 2015 // Orientation Day, November 12, 2015

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

Total Raised

$53,768.04

raised so far!

Top Individual Producer

1. Joseph Locke $9,885
2. Uli Schackmann $2,820
3. Gerry Williamson $2,245
4. Sandy Blumberg $2,165
5. Frank Pilewski $1,870

Top Crew Team

1. Motorcycle $845
2. Recycle/Store Crew $600
3. Bike Tech $600
4. Pit Stop 1 $100
5. Photographer $100
6. Route Marking $55
7. Massage Crew $35
8. Medical $5

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The SMART Ride

The SMART Ride enters it’s 12th year, we continue to celebrate the Power Of One that each person who chooses to join SMART Ride represents. Each person who joins SMART Ride as a rider, as a crew member, as a volunteer, sponsor or donor is a true hero, because your selfless efforts make a difference. Every dollar you raise, every person you support, every time you talk about The SMART Ride you help raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and the continued pandemic that ravages millions across the globe. We might not be able to help everyone, but we can help someone. SMART Ride is unique to fundraising in so many ways, but first and foremost it’s our guarantee that 100% of every penny you raise will go to AIDS Service Organizations around Florida. Since 2003 that has represented over $6.4 million dollars, that’s more than a little impressive and something to be very proud of.P1040999

SMART Ride starts on Thursday November 12th with orientation day in Miami, on Friday November 13th the ride opens with an escorted ride out and then travels south 100 miles to Duck Key where we overnight. On Saturday November 14th our journey continues, passing over bridges, stopping at pit stops, enjoying lunch and finally arriving in Key West to cheers and smiling faces. We celebrate first at the AIDS Memorial at the White Street Pier and then throughout the evening with parties to recognize the collaborative effort of each participant. You don’t have to be an athlete to participate, you can ride a bike, or help drive a vehicle, you can bring your skills as a massage therapists, a nurse, or doctor, you can be a cheerleader or a an individual with just a desire to make a difference. Whatever your reason for joining this adventure we welcome you.

Won’t you join us? Register before October and your registration fee is only $95 and it covers your food,  your overnight housing in the middle keys and memories that are priceless. Questions, just reach out, we are here to help.

SMART Ride 11 Heroes Raise $1,153,222
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In the past decade, SMART Ride riders, crew, volunteers and their donors have raised over $6.4 Million to help those affected by, living with, or at risk for- HIV and AIDS in Florida. The impact is immeasurable! Tens of  thousands of individuals are living healthier lives, receiving the services they need, getting the testing required and helping raise awareness about this still incurable disease. SMART ride is unique to fundraising in that we guarantee that 100%, YES 100% of every dollar you raise WILL go to AIDS Service Organizations. Thank you for making a difference and thank you for continuing to make a difference.


SMART Ride 12 Crew

SMART Ride does not happen without the incredible crew that does everything fromSR11Fri14 serve Gatorade to entertain at pit stops, drive vehicles, lift cases of water, deliver smiles and the occasional hug. They cheer you on, they lift you up and they help make SMART Ride a success. With all the fun they are all instrumental in keeping the riders and each other safe from the elements of nature and the unforeseen incidents that occur on an open road. We thank each crew member who marks the route, massages cramped muscles and serves us all meals. If you would like to be part of this amazing crew, register today by clicking here and become one of a small group of heroes helping change the world.

 

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We all grew up with story tales of Dick and Jane,  Jack in the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss and Boots, Good Night Moon, Green Eggs and Ham. What makes these books so wonderful is that they tell their story, some of delight and humor as we always see with Dr. Seuss, or overcoming great odds like in Cinderella, or Little Red Riding Hood.

For each of us we have a story, “how did we get here?”, “how did we end up caring and wanting to make a difference?” This year’s ride is about YOUR story, Your triumphs, Your challenges, Your success and Your failures. It’s about telling OUR story. If you tell the story, you will find your heart lighter, and you will open others to move to action to take a stand. It’s NOT all tragic, be proud of those amazing triumphs, those scrapes and bruises, falling off literally and figuratively and getting back out there. It’s the Power of One and it’s YOUR story.

When it comes to fundraising, don’t just ask for money, tell your story why this means so much to you. We are going to make an effort to capture the stories of success because of the money you have helped raise and we plan to tell them to you so you can also share them. Paying it Forward if you will.

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You have helped raise...

over $6,400,00.00 in the past decade.

Thank You!

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