Best Buddies Spotlight
By Elizabeth Wolford
On May 17th riders will gather to participate in the Ninth Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge-Hyannis Port. The Audi Best Buddies Challenge-Hyannis Port is a premier fundraising bike ride offering participants an unforgettable cycling experience between the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and Cape Cod. Riders will have the opportunity to ride side-by-side with athletic legends and Hollywood celebrities along the 100 or 20-mile course.
Riders participating in the 100 Mile Ride will gather at 7:00am for the opening ceremonies and course talk. The ride will officially begin at 7:30am as participants depart from the JFK Library in Boston. Those participating in the 20 mile ride will start at 11:00am in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
When riders finish the challenge, they will be able to refresh at the Craigville Beach Club. They will have access to hot showers, restrooms, changing facilities, professional massages and light snacks.
Another aspect of the ride is the Best Buddies Friendship races which take place at the finish village after the ride. In this event special guests and celebrities are teamed up with individuals with intellectual disabilities in racing pairs. These two person teams then hit the course for laps of spirited fun and competition.
The Victory Celebration Party will be held between 3:30 and 7:30pm. Guests will be treated to a gourmet clam and lobster bake, as well as a concert featuring multi-platinum recording artists, The B-52s.
All of the money raised will support Best Buddies in their efforts to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and employment.
100% of money raised by e-Buddies participants will fund e-Buddies! On your registration form, be sure to say that you were referred by "Lisa Derx," and that you found out about the Audi Best Buddies Challenge-Hyannis Port from "e-Buddies E-mail."
For more information about the Hyannis Port Challenge or to join the ride for friendship, please visit: www.bestbuddies.org.
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