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Biking for Buddies
August 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$35
On Sunday, August 11, 2018, bike enthusiasts and community members will come together for the 2nd annual Biking for Buddies Bike Ride along the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail. In its inaugural year, the ride welcomed more than 150 riders to raise support for Best Buddies Iowa’s programs and Mission.
Funds raised through the Biking for Buddies benefit Best Buddies Iowa, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). With 41 chapters across the state, the organization provides friendship and leadership development opportunities to more than 2,400 participants each year.
There are several ways to be involved in this year’s bike event:
Sign up to ride ($35) at www.bestbuddies.org/iowabike. Sign up includes registration and a slap koozie, chair massage, and two tickets for your choice of breakfast burrito and beer or drink (well alcohol). Enjoy a Bloody Mary bar in the morning and live music from 4-6pm.
Sign up to be an event sponsor of the ride. Sponsorships are available from $50 to $500 and include recognition online and at the event.
Volunteer at the event to help make it a memorable day! Shifts are available throughout the day along the route and behind the scenes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register as a volunteer.
All proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Iowa. Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, and communications skills, and feel valued by society.