On June 9, hundreds of competitive cyclists and novice riders will race around the track at Firebird International Raceway, 20000 S. Maricopa Road in Chandler, in the Best Buddies Audi Criterium and Bike Ride. While competitive cyclists race for cash anyone can ride and show support from 6 a.m. to noon with four main events including an the Open Public Ride and a Buddy Tandem Ride.

The mission of Best Buddies Arizona is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information about race day activities, to register, volunteer or sponsor the event, go to www.BestBuddiesArizona.org.

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