Here you will find a list of our sponsors. Click on the image below and be directed to their homepage.
Our SMART Ride Sponsors generously donate cash, services, and products so that our riders and crew can give 100% of the pledges they raise to benefiting HIV/AIDS agencies to use for direct services. Please make sure to visit our sponsors, thank them, and utilize their businesses to show how much we appreciate their support.
Bike Level – $10,000+
An important focus of our work in virology is in combating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is the virus responsible for AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Our work in this area began in 1985 when AbbVie developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood. Today, our retrovirus and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world’s donated blood supply.
American Medical Response serves more communities and customers than any other private ambulance service provider in the nation. But more importantly, AMR’s employees serve their local communities on a personal basis, as part of the community where they live and work. As medical professionals and as neighbors, your needs are our concerns.
FedEx was founded on a people-first philosophy, where respect for all people is a fundamental value and everyday business practice. FedEx is made up of more than 290,000 team members from various walks of life, reflecting the value and attention we place on diversity. Our diverse workforce, supplier base and supporting culture enable FedEx to better serve our customers and compete effectively in the global marketplace. We strive to create an environment where people can contribute and grow, and where the values of diversity are woven through our organization. We have six affinity groups that include African-American, Asian, Hispanic, cancer-support, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employee networks. The affinity groups celebrate diversity and promote cultural education.
Macys, Inc. is proud of its track record as a caring and responsible corporate citizen. We reach out to our communities to develop solid, meaningful relationships. Through our charitable contributions, employment initiatives, active volunteerism and creation of unique economic relationships, we help produce stronger and healthier communities for our customers and employees. Giving back is a core value at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
At Merck, corporate responsibility is our daily commitment to tackle the world’s biggest health challenges by discovering better ways to make a difference in everything we do. It is a simple promise that is embedded in our business and informs all our individual actions.
Our commitment to corporate responsibility extends to how we achieve our business goals:
- By discovering smart, sustainable ways to expand global access to effective healthcare
- By discovering environmentally sustainable ways to meet the world’s health need now and in the future
- By discovering better ways to create a workplace where our employees–and our business–can thrive
- By discovering better ways to build and strengthen trusted relationships, by demonstrating the highest ethical standards and communicating with greater transparency.
COMMCARE Pharmacy At Commcare Pharmacy we expand the accessibility of special medications used in the treatment of chronic and acute illness. We treat every patient as an individual, with individual needs, and special care is taken to assess the patient’s “total” situation.As a legacy sponsor of The SMART Ride we are proud to return for our 11th year.
LifeWay returns to support the SMART Ride. They will provide all medical supplies and personnel over the course of the event.
Frame Level – $5,000+
Bank United Welcome to BankUnited. Welcome to BankUnited. Welcome to a better bank. At BankUnited, there is no runaround and no BankSpeak. Walk through our doors, call us, or log into our website and you’ll discover a better banking experience with knowledgeable experts and the tools you need to move your personal or business finance plans forward. Welcome to one of the strongest and most well-capitalized financial institutions in the country. With more than $13 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, BankUnited is uniquely positioned to serve individuals, families, and growing businesses the communities we live in. When we say welcome, we know you have not arrived at your final destination. At BankUnited, we are the bridge between where you are now and where you are going, between local and global, between setting your goals and reaping the rewards.
At BankUnited, helping the communities we live and work in is who we are. We like to provide a positive foundation for our neighborhoods and engage our communities by providing financial support and actively support the developmental goals and initiatives of the communities we serve.
We believe corporate responsibility is essential in developing and sustaining our communities. We have provided financial support for building communities through lending, investments and corporate contributions.
Wherever you are on your journey, at BankUnited, we’re with you.
The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Yard House and Seasons 52. Darden corporation is excited to take part in SMART Ride, both as a sponsor and as many of our employees participating as riders and crew.
Delmay and Partners Delmay and Partners offers premier meeting and event planning services packaged with hotel reservations. They return this year to The SMART Ride under a brand new name and will offer transportation from Key West back to Miami for participants looking to return to MorningStar Renewal Center. The proceeds of this travel will directly benefit The SMART Ride.
Design Republic is a leader in NYC in architectural and design joins The SMART Ride for the first time as a sponsor. Design Republic works in the commercial as well as residential fields from pre planning to completion of any project. Some of their clients include David Yurman, Victoria Secret and more National and International Brand Names.
HotSpots Magazine has for over two decades been the voice of the gay community in Florida. Our main focus is primarily on what to do and where to go.
Village Pub one of our newest sponsors for SMART Ride 10, jumped right in when asked to be a sponsor and has helped sponsor the Red Hot Dance Party fundraiser for the SMART Ride, created a team to ride and will be seen all over SMART Ride with the new SMART Ride 10th Anniversary hats. Looking Village Pub Wilton Manors truly has something for EVERYONE! Looking for a relaxing place to spend the early afternoon? Or perhaps you want to come in and “work”? We have incredibly fast WiFi, complimentary outlets for you to power up your phone or laptop AND 2-4-1 Happy Hour Monday-Saturday from 11am-9pm! Hungry? Well we don’t serve food ourselves, but we have delivery menus from several local restaurants who are happy to bring you exactly what you want! Maybe you’re more of a late night person….we have that covered too! Our 400 square foot dance floor will give you the work out you need after having a few of our great drinks. Feel the need for some sports? Check out the Pub Bar for that neighborhood feel. Enjoy a good show? Our Stage Bar is just the ticket with an elevated stage BEHIND the bar!!! Want a quiet place to talk to that hot guy? Take him out to our patio for some one-on-one time…. Village Pub Wilton Manors — We are smoke free, exciting yet comfortable…basically everything you could want in a bar! With our Familiar Faces and Fresh Ideas, Village Pub doesn’t give attitudes….WE CHANGE THEM!
Wells Fargo will join SMART Ride as a returning sponsor. Wells Fargo Social Responsibility: We want to help all our customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life for everyone in our communities. We promote economic development and self-sufficiency through community development, financial education, cash contributions, affordable housing, environmental stewardship, and through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member volunteers. Our success comes from a time tested formula: local people making local decisions because they know what their communities need.
Silversea is recognised by many as the best luxury cruise line on the water and as the defining luxury cruise experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family conceived and organised this unique, luxury cruise line, pledging to build and operate the highest quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment and to offer a product unlike any other. Silversea launched its first ship in 1994, thus creating a new niche for the ultra-luxury travel market with a class of smaller, purpose-built vessels that could slip into more exotic ports off the beaten path. We are proud to account Silversea amongst our sponsors both on land at at sea.
Target is guided by our commitments to great value, the community, diversity, and the environment. Target is proud to once again be a sponsor of the SMART Ride.
Tire Kingdom is the United States largest independent tire, wheel, and auto repair service with over 650 retail stores nationwide. This is our fourth year of participation in the SMART Ride. We look forward to sponsoring dedication ceremonies again and honoring those who have been lost to AIDS.
Olive Garden is part of the Darden family of restaurants offering a genuine Italian dining experience. We are pleased to be fourth year sponsors of SMART Ride.
Wheel Level – $1,000+
At National 2Way Rentals we provide communication solutions for companies throughout the United States. Large or small events, long or short periods of needs, it’s not a problem. We have largest fleet of Digital and Analog radios in the country. Working with us gives you piece of mind that you get:
- Clean Working Radios
- Charged and Ready
- Delivered Where and When Needed
- New Earpieces
- Back Up Batteries
- Programmed To Your Needs
- Network Design
- Radio Choices
For more information about National 2 Way Rentals contact Lynn@n2wr.com
Dunham Insurance covers TSR Adventures and The SMART Ride. As a sponsor they are continuing to show the community how involved they are in what’s important to them. For your insurance needs contact them at (954) 564-7772 or visit their site here.
Maroone, one of our first sponsors, has returned this year! They will be helping with our vehicle needs from passenger vans that support our riders to our medical truck transporting Lifeway medical supplies to all our locations where medical supplies are required.
Baby’s Coffee sells Gourmet Roasted Coffee from Key West, Florida. Baby’sTMimports and roasts 23 varieties of gourmet coffee beans. The Southernmost coffee roasters in the United States offer online shopping and shipping for gourmet roasted coffees, teas, local honey, gourmet foods and specialty items and related merchandise: coffee cups, coffee mugs, travel mugs, t-shirts, hats, and other Key West gifts.
The Conch Tour Train in Key West. See the best on the train tour that’s been entertaining visitors to the Island City of Key West, Florida since 1958. The Conch Train is one of Florida’s most popular attractions, and for a good reason. Our expert ‘engineers’ and friendly staff have delighted over 15 million guests with legends such as Ernest Hemingway and lores of this charming tropical paradise. Your tour of Key West will give you a conch’s eye view of all the wonderful attractions Key West offers. No Key West vacation is complete without The World Famous Conch Tour Train.
Coral Gables Women’s Clubis a social and community service organization that represents a wide spectrum of women of all ages. In existence since 1929, the Club is comprised of professionals and homemakers from Coral Gables, Kendall, Perrine, Homestead and Miami Beach. Our common bond is a commitment to making Miami a better place to live through helping other organizations with community projects, as well as our own long-term community service project, the May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic for indigent children.
Hawks Cay Resort located midway down the Florida Keys on the tropical 60-acre island of Duck Key offers some of the world’s best fishing; exciting water sports; dolphin interaction programs; a saltwater lagoon; five gorgeous swimming pools; and a variety of luxurious accommodations, including guest rooms, suites and villas. Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in unique restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun. All this in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys. Hawks Cay is the official SMART Ride 8 Friday night lodging.
Clear Health Alliance, Clear Health Alliance is a health plan for people on Medicaid who are living with HIV/AIDS. Members of the plan can see highly trained HIV/AIDS doctors. Clear Health Alliance also helps members get community services to help them stay well. Family members in the Medicaid program may also be able to join the plan, even if they do not have HIV/AIDS.To learn more about Clear Health Alliance, speak to your healthcare provider or call us toll-free at (877) 777-7871, TTY: 711.
Mack, will soon enter its 8th year in the South Florida Gay and Lesbian Business Community. MACK coined the term ‘Gay Owned. Straight Friendly.’ by launching their first business networking groups for the South Florida business community in March 2005: Power Lunch and Mack Mixer. Seven years later, MACK continues to be a trusted name for the gay and lesbian business community and its supporters. With sold-out lunch events and fun – yet professional, cocktail socials in Fort Lauderdale and the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area, there’s no doubt MACK continues to redesign how business people create new relationships and establish friendships – regardless of sexuality.
Rainbow 411Gay Safe Haven’s Rainbow411.com is your online Gay Friendly Yellow Pages and more. This resource was created for our passion for OUR community and to help aid in the prevention of discrimination that we are faced with daily.
As a entirely gay owned and operated gay friendly yellow pages we are active in the GLBT community and created this directory to provide information on gay friendly businesses, updates on events, articles, advice, free personal classified and now a radio show!
SAGEof South Florida is a nonprofit organization for Senior Action in a Gay Environment to enrich the lives of the GLBT senior community through membership inclusive of age, gender, race, nationality and religion.
Storks Bakery, some of the best coffee in the world as well as unbelievable bakery items and food choices, joins SMART Ride for the third time this year. Storks will be visible starting on Registration Day and throughout the ride.
Storks Bakery is located at:
2505 Northeast 15th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33305-1309
We are ViiV Healthcare – a global specialist HIV company established by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer to deliver advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV.Our aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and then take a new approach to deliver effective and new HIV medicines as well as support communities affected by HIV.
Walgreens Pharmacy is the pharmacy America trusts. Walgreens generously returns to help SMART ride with needed supply items.
Broward Health Imperial Point Broward Health Imperial Point has dedicated itself to providing first-class patient care for more than 30 years. Our mission is to provide our patients with quality and friendly healthcare and our community with health education programs to help keep you and your family healthy.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES Foundation Coldwell Banker joined us first in 2013.
Gear Level – $500+
MorningStar Renewal Center is a Catholic non-profit ministry offering a full schedule of opportunities for faith formation, spiritual renewal, and ministry development.
New York Grilled Cheese – At New York Grilled Cheese Co. our philosophy is simple: Comfort Food at its BEST. What’s better than a good old-fashioned grilled cheese with a modern twist? We ensure that all of our grilled cheeses are made with crispy crusts, oozing centers, and only the finest ingredients. Come and enjoy the warm scent of our buttery baked breads blended in perfect harmony with our finest melty cheeses. We take great pride in making our gourmet and mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwiches for you!
Fast Printz – Fast Printz started in 2009 as an online print and design brokerage. As an avid supporter of the LGBT community, founder Victor Flores decided to open a small office on Wilton Drive in the heart of Wilton Manors, Florida. Fast Printz Design Studio’s mission is to bring exceptional quality and diversity of print collateral and design media at a low price point. Truly living up to their tagline, “We print on everything but people,” Fast Printz has proven that they are a one stop shop for all of your printing needs. From a simple copy job to signage for large conventions and events, Fast Printz has the knowledge, capability, training, and efficiency to accommodate any print and design project. We are proud to help our community and that pride shows in our work.
Friends of The SMART Ride
FSMTA – The Florida State Massage Therapy Association will be working along side The SMART Ride this year trying to recruit massage therapists to volunteer their time to help relieve the aches and pains of all of our Riders and Crew this year.