$10.5 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest HIV/AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%
SMART Ride 16 Mixers/Information Sessions
Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride is a 2-day, 165-mile ride from Miami to Key West. The first ride happened in November 2003 with less than 100 riders and approximately 100 crew. SMART Ride has grown to be the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the United States. SMART Ride is the ONLY ride of its size to give back 100% to the benefiting agencies. SMART Ride has distributed $10.5 million throughout Florida so far.
-To get more information, visit www.thesmartride.org
Money raised through SMART Ride has helped Miracle of Love provide:
- Bus Passes (to get to medical appointments)
- Over 450 Thanksgiving dinners (including turkeys and food baskets)
- Hygiene product packs (shampoo, soap, toothbrush and paste, etc.)
- Provides over 900 individuals with linkage to medical care
- Provides over 470 individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS with housing assistance
SMART Ride funds contributed to the purchase, design and installation of the MOL Mobile Screening Unit. This unit makes it possible for prevention staff to conduct 2 HIV tests simultaneously, anywhere the van can go. This allows people that may not be aware of services, have limited transportation, or have a fear of going to the office to get tested, an opportunity to meet with MOL prevention staff in a place that is convenient for them.
MOL has received over $1 Million from SMART Ride to help people affected by HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.
Miracle of Love crossed the $1 Million mark at the check distribution ceremony for SMART Ride 15.
It is through the compassion of our crew, our riders, and our sponsors, that we are able to participate in SMART Ride and bring much needed awareness to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, while simultaneously bringing funding to the Central Florida area to provide services not covered through federal and state grant funding.
We invite you to join us in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as we Pedal to Paradise for SMART Ride 16.
There are several opportunities for corporate sponsorship, and every dollar counts! If you would like to download a sponsorship packet, you can do so here. If you would like to speak to an agency representative, you can submit an information request in the form below, call Wyatt Haro at 407-843-1760 x128, or Angus Bradshaw at x129.
SMART Ride 16 Central Florida Events
Yard Sale 2.0 will be on September 7, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Donations are being accepted.
Vendor spaces also available for rent ($25.00)
Friday September 20, 2019 | 8:00 AM Shotgun Start | 7:00 AM Reg.
Dubsdread Golf Course Orlando
Includes 18 holes of golf, best ball format, lunch following at The Hammered Lamb, 2 drinks, gift bag, eye opener bar
SMART Ride Training Rides/Bicycle Clinics
For more information, please contact Celia Patitucci, Central Florida SMART Ride Rep Alternate at 407-538-4181.
You can also email the Team Captain at email@example.com
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Everyone is welcome for our training rides and clinics.