The ride and the challenge.  Helping with people with disabilities is the lifelong mission of Anthony Shriver.

The Best Buddies 2021 Miami Challenge on Friday, November 17th brought top USA and international cyclists to Miami for a stellar event.  Four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome led the 70-mile ride and joined by former professional riders George Hincapie, Christian Vande Verde, Bobby Julich, Leanda Cave, Tom Pidcock, Magnus Sheffield and Cam Wurf.

The presidential-style police rolling enclosure by 23 Miami motors, brought 70 cyclists from the starting point at Key Biscayne Ritz Carlton for a 70-mile route covering a spectacular scenic Miami route and crossing the causeways to Miami Beach and back.  $1.5 million was raised to support Best Buddies International.

Mack Cycle, an event sponsor serves as a rest stop for the Challenge and the training rides throughout the year.  Seen here is Santiago who is part of the Best Buddies program talking to the riders; he’s employed  part-time at Mack.
Santiago pictured with Anthony Shriver and Mack Cycle principals

Founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies International is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (IDD).


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