The SMART Ride of their lives

  • Leah Payne and the Erase Hate Tampa Bay team ride to raise funds for HIV/AIDS organizations this weekend.

Hundreds of cyclists descend upon Miami this weekend, Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. They'll be riding their bikes from Miami to Key West with one goal in mind: to raise money for Florida-based HIV/AIDS organizations.

For the last nine years, SMART Ride — an acronym for Southern Most AIDS Ride — has brought together cycling and AIDS advocates from around the state and beyond. The best part is all the money raised goes directly to local organizations.