New Routes for 2017!
We are excited to share with the Best Buddies Challenge community our plans for all-new five-star routes for the 2017 Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle! While we are awaiting final permit approvals for our new routes, we wanted to share some exciting news and encourage you to get your Best Buddies planning underway.
The 2017 Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle will feature a loop course starting and finishing at the beautiful Hearst Ranch. After many route test rides, our staff and expert logistics team are excited to announce our new 100-mile, 60-mile, and 30-mile loops, which will be just as beautiful and challenging as you have come to expect. Our treasured 15-mile ride and 5k walk/run will be the same as in years past, starting from Ragged Point and the Hearst Ranch, respectively.
All events previously held in Carmel—including our Friday early check-in, opening ceremonies and Saturday morning’s 100-mile start lines—have been relocated to the Hearst Property in San Simeon. There will be no events or activities in Carmel. We are encouraging all riders to plan accordingly! A detailed schedule of events with venue-specific addresses will be posted on the website and emailed out shortly.
Due to the change to this year’s event, we’ve worked with a number of hotels located in San Simeon and Cambria to provide special Best Buddies rates, available here. We hope you are as excited as we are for this incredible new route!
We hope you are as excited as we are for this incredible new route!
The Best Buddies Challenge Staff