Police officers, Best Buddies staff, and volunteers will be available to assist you at the start, finish, rest stops, and throughout the course. Please look for staff in Best Buddies Challenge apparel. Additionally, our team of Domestiques will be riding alongside participants on the course wearing bright pink jerseys and will be able to provide immediate rider support on the road.
In cycling, a Domestique is a rider dedicated to support another rider, typically the team leader. For the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, we have hand-selected our Domestiques to serve you. Our Domestiques are carefully chosen based on their cycling experience, physical fitness, and leadership abilities.
The mission of a Best Buddies Challenge Domestique is to help every participant feel safe, that they belong, and that they matter. We can’t do the Challenge without YOU, and we’re excited to tell you about our Domestique program! The Domestiques are here to facilitate an amazing cycling experience that replicates riding in a UCI Pro Tour event, and make riders feel like they’re riding in a peloton.
Why Should I Ride with a Domestique?
With every large bike ride, groups will form and disintegrate based on the fitness and skill of the riders. Groups randomly forged with a broad spectrum of experience can be erratic, confusing and intimidating. The Domestique’s job is to ride in a manner that is smooth and safe, and to provide guidance and support on the course. Look for our Domestiques in bright pink jerseys on the course, and alert them if you need immediate assistance.