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’s your ticket to paradise! Ride out of beautiful University of Miami and ride into paradise at Key West and the White Street Pier, where the HIV/AIDS memorial can be found. All while riding with the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Ride over the historic 7-mile bridge, and through the beautiful towns of the Florida Keys, aka Paradise!
Promoting and advertising the SMART Ride is very easy. We will provide you with posters, cards, and other materials for you to use to promote and advertise the event. Not only will you be helping the HIV/AIDS community throughout Florida, you will get the benefit of being recognized by MOL through our social media outlets, and on our SMART Ride page right here.
Joining the team is easy! You can do it a couple of different ways. You can join us at one of our Information Sessions held throughout the year or you can just click the Register Now button below. You do need to supply or rent your own bicycle, provide your own safety gear (helmet), and raise $1,250. As part of Team MOL, you will receive support and guidance on raising the funds necessary, as well as benefiting from team events, including fundraisers, during the training season. Plus, training rides regularly, and bike clinics offered by Velofix Orlando.
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.
We would really like to provide you with all the information we can about this truly spectacular event, so we host information sessions throughout the year. However, we understand that schedules may not align and you may not be able to attend. If you would still like to get information, please feel free to fill out the contact form below, or contact our SMART Ride Representative, Wyatt Haro, at 407-843-1760 x 128 or Angus Bradshaw at x129.