BOSTON (WHDH) — The Best Buddies Challenge returned for its 23rd ride on Saturday when some cyclists embarked on a 100-mile trek from Boston to Hyannisport to raise money for the nonprofit.
The riders went on a 20, 55, or 100-mile expedition along the Bay State coast to raise money for the organization that improves the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“We will be raising millions of dollars for all of our programs for people with intellectual disabilities,” said Anthony Shriver, founder of Best Buddies. “Find more community jobs, find more mentors, find more leadership opportunities.”
7NEWS is a proud partner of the Best Buddies Ride.
Members of the 7NEWS team also participated, starting at 9:30am from the 55 mile marker in Carver
Shriver started Best Buddies in college after realizing the volunteer potential of college students.
Today Best Buddies consists of nine programs with a reach in 50 states, 56 countries and 1.3 million people.
Once across the finish line, riders are treated to a party featuring lobster, clam cake and a concert. Despite a slightly damp and drizzly morning forecast, Shriver refuses to let his sunny outlook affect him after the COVID-19 pandemic briefly disrupted the 2020 event.
“So many great things are going to happen today. We will make new friends. super lucky day.”
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