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Best Buddies Criterium and Fun Ride
Submitted by Eric Prosnier on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 8:34pm
To all WMRC members and WMRC website visitors - please consider supporting this great event that provides people the opportunity to experience the joy of bicycling that otherwise they would not be able to!!! The following is from Tim Bolen, State Director Best Buddies Arizona:
Hello Cyclists, We are asking for your support from our cycling community for this fun-filled heartwarming event. Would you please be kind enough to pass onto to team members.
The Best Buddies Criterium and Fun Ride hosted by OTR (On The Rivet) was created for the opportunity for our individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to have the chance to ride a bicycle for the very first time! But what we need the most is tandems. So if you or anyone you know has a tandem and would be willing to come and give the opportunity for our youth and young adults with IDD the opportunity to ride with them we sure would be thankful! Yes, we would love a great showing as well in the competitive events so I do hope that you consider coming out and sharing your day with us while just being there serves our mission here at Best Buddies Arizona; Inclusion and Acceptance with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. With this event we also have a open public ride that anyone can participate on a bmx, beach cruiser, mnt bike, whatever they like! It’s all about INCLUSION.
Some cyclists have asked: Why Firebird Raceway? Here are two of the most important reasons:
1. Our IDD participants need a closed course, open space, with no or limited hazards and turns. Safety first!
2. Closing streets in the City of Chandler and Gilbert was so expensive that entertaining a venue there was impossible to fund for our non-profit.
Special thanks to Tommey and Bill Burke for committing to be our USAC officials for the event! Yes, this is a USAC event! Thank you OTR Clayton Peck! Thanks to Brian Lemke the fearless leader with WMRC and Landis Cyclery for always supporting our events!
Below is the event flyer with details but here is a shortcut to our website and registration page: http://www.bestbuddiesarizona.org/site/c.jtJVJaMRIsE/b.8061191/k.2BF6/Best_Buddies_Arizona_Criterium.htm
State Director Best Buddies Arizona
1940 East Camelback Road, Suite 205
Phoenix, Arizona 85016