The new dates for the next Smart Ride will be January 19 and 20. The event had been originally scheduled to take place Nov. 17-18, but Hurricane Irma forced organizers to postpone the two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West.

"We are excited about the new energy surrounding our new dates and the amazing response and support from our participants as well as our sponsors and partners,” said founder of the ride Glen Weinzimer.

Irma also forced organizers to change some things up a bit.

“Our overnight accommodations in Marathon at Hawks Cay was badly damaged. We have found housing at the Holiday Inn in Marathon and will use two overflow hotels. Our plan is to run shuttles between the properties,” Weinzimer said.

But regardless of the minor adjustments Weinzimer mostly wants the community to know this: “we are back.”

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