Best Buddies Spotlight, September 2004
By Emily Garrison
Virtual Volunteer Manager, e-Buddies
On Saturday, October 16 th , Best Buddies International will hold the inaugural Volvo Hearst Castle Challenge. This event is a premier cycling ride from Carmel to the renowned Hearst Castle in San Simeon.
The Challenge will feature magnificent views of the California coastline, the active participation of special athletes alongside hundreds of cyclists, high-profile personalities and the famous Hearst Castle and Ranch for the post-ride private concert party and barbeque.
Those participating in the 100-mile ride will start the journey in Carmel and end in San Simeon. Cyclists participating in the 15 mile ride will start at Ragged Point on the Pacific Coast Highway and travel to San Simeon.
After the ride there will be a Victory Celebration Party held at the Hearst Ranch. Festivities will include a barbecue and private concert.
All of the funds raised through the Volvo Hearst Castle Challenge will benefit Best Buddies International in its efforts to provide friends and employment for people with intellectual disabilities.
For more information about the Volvo Hearst Castle Challenge, please visit www.HearstCastleChallenge.org .
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