The SMART Ride HIV/AIDS Fundraiser in Wilton Manors, FL

Author: 
Carrie Fowler
Curator: 
Michael Newlin

SMART Ride 14

Friday, November 17 - Saturday, November 18, 2017

On November 17 and 18, 2017 about 500 people will ride their bicycles along a 165 mile scenic trek from Miami to Key West in the SMART Ride 2017. They will be supported by 250 volunteer crew members.   In 2015 nearly $1,000,000 was raised and one hundred percent of this money went AIDS Service Organizations in Florida to serve individuals who are HIV positive or to prevent HIV.  This was possible because 100% of the ride production was supported by donations and sponsors. Broward House is an honored participant and recipient for the SMART Ride. You could be a part of this fulfilling experience by donating, riding crewing or sponsoring.

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Founded by Glen Weinzimer, the SMART Ride takes place every year in November. Riders will travel from Miami to Key West over the course of the 2 day ride. Traveling alongside will be hundreds of volunteers (crew) ready to deliver everything from smiles and hugs, to water and Gatorade. The crews are at the ready to assist with everything from helping fix a flat tire, to sweep vehicles to assist should you need it. The SMART Ride also travels with a full medical team of doctors, nurses and massage therapists to insure every riders health. The numerous volunteers mark the route with signs alerting others of your presence and they help serve breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside their sponsors.
 

While you might not be able to ride, you can always donate! Find a rider to sponsor, using this link: Smart Ride HIV/AIDS Fundraiser Donations


 
Smart Ride Fundraiser at Manor Lanes
The 2017 Smart Ride, which benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities, hosted a bowling fundraiser at Manor Lanes in Wilton Manors.
 
Smart Ride Fundraiser at Lips Fort Lauderdale
The Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West each year to raise money for local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Lips in Fort Lauderdale with hostess Nicolette, celebrity servers, and a special guest appearance from "Cher"!
 
Smart Ride 2016 Check Dispersal Ceremony
The Annual SMART Ride benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted their Check Dispersal Ceremony at The International Swimming Hall of Fame on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
 
2016 Smart Ride Closing Ceremony
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The riders finished their ride at Key West High School then paraded through Old Town to the White Street Pier where it's revealed how much money they all have raised.
2016 Smart Ride Arrival Key West High School
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The Saturday Ride concluded with their arrival at Key West High School.
2016 Smart Ride Saturday Ride
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Saturday Ride kicked off from Hawks Cay and went along US1 over places like the Seven Mile Bridge all the way down to Key West High School.
2016 Smart Ride Saturday Kick Off Hawks Cay
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The second day kicks off from Hawks Cay on the 40+ miles to Key West.
2016 Smart Ride Kick Off from University of Miami
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Kick Off was from University of Miami and started the 170 mile/two day journey to Key West with lunch at Gilbert's Restaurant and stops at Hawks Cay.
2016 Smart Ride Arrival Hawks Cay
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. After riding 100+ miles the riders arrived at their Friday night destination Hawks Cay with a dinner sponsored by Sidecar Kitchen.
2016 Smart Ride Friday Ride
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Friday Ride kicked off from University of Miami and started the days journey on down to Hawks Cay.
2016 Smart Ride Orientation and Candlelight Ceremony
The 2016 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Orientation and Candlelight Ceremony was held at The University of Miami and dinner by Olive Garden afterwards.
 
Smart Ride's Team Bad Ass Benefit at Chima
Team Bad Ass held their SMART Ride Benefit at Chima in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Chic Optique's Smart Ride Benefit at Jasper Kane
Chic Optique's Smart Ride Benefit was held at Jasper Kane in Fort Lauderdale. The event, hosted by their Love Always Wins Team, featured many silent auction items and a show by Tiffany Ariagus.
 
Smart Ride Fundraisers
The 2016 Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West to raise money to benefit many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a Broward House fundraiser at Mod Wine Lounge in Gateway Business District and the Team Gett Wett Pool Party in Wilton Manors.
Smart Ride Fundraiser at Mod Wine Lounge and Manor Lanes
The 2016 Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West each year to benefit many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Mod Wine Lounge and Manor Lanes in Wilton Manors to reveal the long awaited announcement for the 2016 ride.
 
Smart Ride's Crew Mixer at Storks Bakery
The 2016 Smart Ride, which benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities, recently hosted a crew mixer where various teams got together at Storks Bakery in Wilton Manors.
 
Smart Ride Fundraiser at Lips
The 2016 Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West each year and benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Lips in Fort Lauderdale that brought out all the girls for Sunday Brunch.
 
Smart Ride Fundraiser at Scolapasta Bistro
The 2016 Smart Ride benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Scolapasta on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
 
Smart Ride's Check Dispersal Ceremony
The Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West that benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted their Check Dispersal Ceremony at Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach, FL where they presented checks to the various charities supported by the ride.

2015 Smart Ride Arrival Key West
The 2015 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. They finished the Ride at Key West High School and then held their Closing Ceremony at the White Street Pier.
2015 Smart Ride Saturday Day Ride
The 2015 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The Saturday Day Ride started at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key and finished the last 60 miles to Key West.
2015 Smart Ride Friday
The 2015 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Friday Route after Kick Off runs through rural Homestead, stopping at various locations, and ending at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key.
2015 Smart Ride Orientation and Candlelight Ceremony
The 2015 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Orientation and Candlelight Ceremony was held at the Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest and dinner by Olive Garden afterwards.
Smart Ride Benefit at Rumors Bar
Rumors Bar in Wilton Manors, FL hosted a Leather Themed Smart Ride benefit. The event, The Not So Smart Ride Big Wheel Championship was hosted by Daisy Deadpetals and featured Smart Riders teams competing on a track in their parking lot.
Smart Ride Fundraiser at Elan16Forty
The 2015 Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West that benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Elan16Forty for the Steam Team who will be riding in November.
2014 Smart Ride Check Dispensing Party
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The Check Dispensing Party gave out this years funds to their benefiting agencies.
2014 Smart Ride Closing Closing Party at Village Pub
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The official Smart Ride Closing Party was held at Village Pub and featured the premier of the drone video.
2014 Smart Ride Closing Closing Party at Bourbon Street Pub
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The official Smart Ride After Party was held at Bourbon Street Pub and featured great music, cold drinks, and hot guys.
2014 Smart Ride Closing Ceremony
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The riders finished their ride at Key West High School then paraded through Old Town to the White Street Pier.
2014 Smart Ride Departure Hawks Cay
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The riders departed from Hawks Cay to finish their ride at Key West High School.
2014 Smart Ride Kick Off
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Kick Off was at the Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest and started the 170 mile/two day journey to Key West with lunch at Gilbert's Restaurant sponsored by Rosie's.
2014 Smart Ride Arrival Hawks Cay
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. After riding 100+ miles the riders arrived at their Friday night destination Hawks Cay with a dinner sponsored by Sidecar Kitchen.
2014 Smart Ride Candlelight Ceremony
The 2014 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Candlelight Ceremony was held at the Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest and dinner afterwards.
2014 Smart Ride Fundraiser at Italio
The 2014 Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West that benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Italio Italian Street Food restaurant that helped raise money for the organization.
2014 Smart Ride Fundraiser at Italio
The 2014 Smart Ride leaves Miami for Key West that benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. They recently hosted a fundraiser at Italio Italian Street Food restaurant that helped raise money for the organization.
2013 Smart Ride's Closing Party at The Village Pub
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. They held their Closing Party at The Village Pub on Wilton Drive where a lot of the teams and the Crew got together one last time and talk about plans for Smart Ride 11.
2013 Smart Ride's After Party at 801 Bourbon Bar
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami to Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their 801 Bourbon Bar After Party featured a show dedicated specifically to the Smart Ride. That evening was hosted by Desiray Thomson that featured their cast plus a special guest from the Smart Ride Team.
2013 Smart Ride's After Party at Bourbon Street Pub
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. They held an Official After Party at Bourbon Street Pub on Duval Street that had hot Go Go boys, cold drinks, and the latest music by DJ Gary Nolan.
2013 Smart Ride's After Party at Pinchers
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. They held an Official After Party at Pinchers Crab Shack on Duval Street that overflowed into the streets.
2013 Smart Ride's Closing Ceremony
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The 160 mile two day ride finishes with a bike parade down to the White Street Pier for the Closing Ceremony where the amount raised, a record breaking $1,047,514, was announced.
2013 Smart Ride's Finish Line
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The 160 mile Finale was held at Key West High School and followed by lunch, massages, and performances by The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus.
2013 Smart Ride Saturday Day Ride
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The Saturday Day Ride started at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key and finished the last 60 miles to Key West.
2013 Smart Ride Friday Route
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Friday Route after Kick Off runs through rural Homestead, stopping at various locations, and ending at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key.
2013 Smart Ride Friday Dinner and Awards Show
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. The Friday Night Dinner and Awards Ceremony is held at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key and was hosted by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers.
2013 Smart Ride Kick Off
The 2013 Smart Ride is a bicycle trip from Miami for Key West where riders raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. Their Kick Off was at the Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest and started the 170 mile/two day journey to Key West.
2013 Smart Ride's Stand Up and Ride It Comedy Show
The 2013 Smart Ride is a 140 mile bicycle riding fund raiser that goes from Miami for Key West and benefits many local charities. The annual Stand Up and Ride It Comedy Show was held at The Royal Palm's Plaza Bistro on Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL.
2013 Smart Ride Team Cintora Texas Hold 'Em Party
The 2013 Smart Ride benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities and riders throw parties and fundraising events to meet their goals. Team Cintora recently threw a Texas Hold 'Em Party at Manor Grove Apartments in Wilton Manors to help meet their team goal.
2013 Smart Ride Luau Party
The 2013 Smart Ride benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities leaves Miami for Key West will arrive on Saturday, November 16th. Riders Drew Miller and Kevin Murdock threw their annual Luau Fundraiser helping their team out.
2013 Chris Caputo Smart Ride Fundraiser
The 2013 Smart Ride benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Chris Caputo recently hosted his annual party at his house and featured many friends and fellow riders.
The Village Pub's VIP Team Smart Ride Fundraiser Party
The 2013 Smart Ride will benefit many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. The ride leaves Miami for Key West and will arrive on Saturday, November 16th. The Village Pub's VIP Team hosted a party at a home in Wilton Manors with cocktails, silent auctions, and music by DJ Jason Gonzales.
Smart Ride Fundraiser at NY Grilled Cheese
The 2013 Smart Ride benefits many local and state HIV/AIDS charities. One of the ways Team Riders raise money is through hosting fundraising parties. The NY Grilled Cheese restaurant on Wilton Drive recently hosted a party with co-hosts Daisy Deadpetals and Nicole Halliwell.

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