Miami Charity Bike Ride Benefiting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Charity bike ride raises $ 1.5 million for Best Buddies programs

MIAMI, November 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Best international buddies, a global non-profit organization that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is delighted to announce that four times Tower of France winner Chris Froome joins professional cyclists Georges hincapie and Christian Vande Velde for the Hublot best buddies challenge: Miami Chaired by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund to Friday 19 November. Additional professional cyclists participating in this year’s event include Léanda cave, Bobby Julich, Tom Pidcock, Magnus Sheffield, Cam Wurf, and the Best Buddies Racing Team. In total, the event raised $ 1.5 million for True Buddies programs.

Chris Froome, quadruple winner of the Tour de France, led the cyclists of the Hublot Best Buddies Challenge 2021: Miami.

“I am proud to celebrate the True Buddies mission with some of our most dedicated supporters, participants and volunteers during the Hublot best buddies challenge: Miami,” noted Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder, CEO of Best Buddies International. “The Miami challenge is a fantastic way to raise funds and raise awareness for our cause, as well as reminding everyone of our mission and the importance of the work we do on behalf of people with special abilities here in South florida and beyond.”

The Hublot best buddies challenge: Miami is a six-star cycling event, limited to just 50 riders, that begins and ends at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. The 70 mile route offers spectacular waterfront views and a ride through some of the most historic and picturesque places in Miami, South Beach and Biscayne Key.

The Miami challenge offers runners a unique experience like no other cycling event in Miami, as runners are escorted and followed in a presidential-style police motorcade, with a rolling and closed peloton and support vehicles. The route also includes two fully-stocked and catered rest areas. Once the runners return to the finish line, the six-star treatment continues with hot showers, professional massages and a gourmet lunch. The Challenge is open to all ages and abilities and includes professional athletes, prominent personalities as well as the active participation of athletes with special abilities.

Before Miami Challenge, riders joined celebrities, professional athletes and special guests for a festive evening in support of Best Buddies at the VIP reception before the start of the Hublot Best Buddies Challenge hosted by Chris Froome.

Thanks to the phenomenal support of generous sponsors and donors, True Buddies is able to continuously expand its reach globally and will continue to grow its presence through its nine official programs: True Buddies Ambassadors, Citizens, Colleges, e-Buddies ®, High schools, jobs, colleges, promoters and inclusive life – through United States and in 56 countries and territories. The product of the Challenge will allow Good Buddies to continue to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people with special abilities globally.

The 2021 Hublot best buddies challenge: Miami the title sponsor is Porthole. Sponsors in attendance include Abaco Wines, Braman Motors, Mack Cycle & Fitness, Pepsi-Cola, Seminole Hard Rock & Casino, and the Winter family.

ABOUT BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL:

Best Buddies® is a dedicated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, inclusive employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a dynamic organization that has grown from an original chapter to nearly 2,900 middle, high school and college chapters around the world. Today, the nine official programs of True Buddies – Colleges, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, Promoters and Inclusive living– involve participants in each of the 50 states and in 56 countries, having a positive impact on the lives of nearly 700,000 disabled and non-disabled people around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with True Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities obtain rewarding jobs, live alone, become inspiring leaders, and form lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org, www.facebook.com/bestbuddies Where www.twitter.com/bestbuddies.

Best international buddies.  (PRNewsFoto / Best Buddies International)

Best international buddies. (PRNewsFoto / Best Buddies International)

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