SMART Ride 2016 ParticipantsThe SMART Challenge Ride is a three-day charity bike ride that raises funds to support tuition costs for those most in need at Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic school in Faribault, MN.    Since the first ride in 2011, this event has raised nearly $300,000! 
 
The acronym SMART stands for Southern Minnesota Alternating Route Tour.  Each year, the route changes to ride across different areas of Southern Minnesota.  A Challenge Ride, by definition, is a ride where we are not racing against other riders but rather challenging ourselves to complete the route.
 
For 2017, the ride will take place Thursday, August 10th through Saturday, August 12th.  It will start and end on the front steps of the Bethlehem Academy.   The total distance will be somewhere between 200 and 225 miles. 
 
Are you interested in participating as a rider?  Each rider will pay a small entry fee and is asked to raise minimally $500 in fundraising sponsorships.

For more information on the SMART Ride, to register as a participant or to pledge a participant, please visit:

Contact: Franz Boelter