We had second breakfast at a restaurant called the Six Toed Cat (after Hemmingway’s six toed cats) and then headed down to the pier to watch the SMART ride finish.
We had run into someone earlier on who was training for the ride (our friend Robert) and we became more impressed as we learned more. It’s a fundraiser for services for people with HIV/AIDS and 100% of the funds raised are donated to services, not research. Over 450 people rode the 165 miles from Miami to Key West this year and they raised over 1.1 million dollars!
We just happened to be in Key West in the final day of the ride and saw their procession to the pier and the very moving closing ceremony.
A really generous offer that didn’t stop there! We went out to dinner and then down to Duval Street with them. We had so much fun getting to know everyone and learning about Duval Street (the happening street) and Key West history.