SmartRide

  • (WM) Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Sept. 30 by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

  • Why is AIDS still relevant 36 years after the first case was discovered in 1981? Why do we still need to care? Are people really still getting infected? Why is SMART Ride still relevant 14 years since its inception and over 20 years since the first AIDS bicycle ride took place in California?

  • As the SMART Ride gears up for another year, one local resident is busy raising funds for the charity by selling artwork to customers at Vitambi Springs. 

  • A first timers guide to the Smart Ride

  • 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.

  • The outpouring of love on Facebook for Mark Haines this past weekend was overwhelming in many ways.

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    Update: Due to hurricane Irma it was just announced that the Smart Ride 2017 would be postponed until the first quarter of 2018. Dates to be announced.

     

     

    Ask questions. That’s the number 1 piece of advice Lance Hatch has for someone thinking about participating for the first time in the Smart Ride, an annual two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West.

  • Annual event raises almost $1 million

  • Seven Florida agencies benefitted from the 2016 SMART Ride.

  • In the circle of life, one pandemic has affected another.

  • Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, kicks-off the fundraising for this year’s fourteenth annual Smart Ride with their  “A Night of Stars” HIV/AIDS awareness event scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. 

  • The Smart Ride has been postponed until the first quarter of 2018 due to hurricane Irma. The annual two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West had been scheduled to take place Nov. 17-18.

  • SMART Ride 2016 is complete.

  • The first time Fort Lauderdale resident Keith Willard rode in the annual two-day 165-mile Smart Ride he admits he was woefully underprepared. Among other things his bike was too small and was only one speed.

  • When it comes to Glen Weinzimer, it seems like everything that wasn’t supposed to last long finds a way to keep going.

  • Safety questions surface in wake of popular activist’s death

  • If you live long enough, you may sense an errand in the maze of you, an invoice scented with some foreign urgency may cross the smooth desktop of your later days. A spring whose source is deep within the cleft rock of you floods your dreams, soaking your repose with the anxiety reserved for those who have cared much but done less. You visit the dark pantheon of your past and try to explain to departed friends that you miss them and surely they don’t mind the dust and weeds that hide their markers. That is why I decided to join SMARTride10 and the 600 cyclists who covered 165 miles from Miami to Key West in two days. I didn’t have an answer when asked several months ago why I had signed up for this and what satisfaction I’d gain other than the raising of funds to support agencies that ameliorate the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS in south Florida. It wasn’t until the closing miles of the ride, that my mind opened a file containing the memory of another place and another set of pedals.