Team Buddly

Team Buddly in a prior ride at an overlook into Hanale. Courtesy photo

Train with Team Buddly July 8, 15

Team Buddly is on it, preparing for the Saturday and Sunday August 4-5, 2012 Paradise Ride Kaua`i that benefits Malama Pono Health Services. The cause is worthy, keeping Kaua`i’s HIV/AIDS service agency doors open and the kala flowing in.

And Team Buddly is up to it — still, it doesn’t hurt to train, and you’re invited for the sessions. This is the riding team that Nancy J. Budd established a few years back to ride ‘n raise hefty sums for the successful agency.

As for the training, Budd says, “The more the merrier.”

So show up, cheer, train, donate — the sky is the limit. Team Buddly is simply interested in whipping themselves into shape for the event and you’re invited to get there, too. Ride with the team — see the detailed schedule below.

Come August, do the Paradise Ride or don’t do the Paradise Ride. On  July 8 and 15, train with Team Buddly or don’t. But do make a donation to keep this vital agency on track.

It’s easy and you can do it by clicking here.

Several teams are competing to raise as much as they can for Malama Pono and donors have the choice, once online to choose a team. It all goes to the same place.

Says Budd, “Whatever you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated and is fully tax-deductible.”

She’ll pick up your donation if you call her at 639-1386; or you can mail a donation to her at the following address, making the check payable to Malama Pono: Nancy Budd, PO Box 1414, Lihu`e, HI 96766; or, as mentioned above, you can donate by credit card and if you want to give Team Buddly the credit, you can click here.

Paradise Ride is inspiring, and riders have a good time. Definitely check the event out by clicking here.

Paradise Ride Kaua`i is 100 percent developed, operated and managed by volunteers, friends and the staff of Malama Pono. It sets a challenging course and you get to design how much of it you want to do.

Each day the route averages 55 Kaua`i Miles. The total mileage for the 2 days will be approximately 110 miles. NEW in 2012 this year we will have a Century ride on Sunday extended west. However, there are several shorter options to accommodate all types of cyclists in our design your own ride approach.

Here’s Team Buddly’s training sked:

Sunday, July 8


8:30 a.m. meet at Marriott upper parking lot, swing around Lihu`e, airport, ocean, Ahukini, Kipu — paved roads. Loop options to add mileage, back before lunch.

Sunday, July 15

West side

Three options

1. 46 miles

7:20 a.m. meet at Papalina Pharmacy parking lot, Kalaheo, ride to Mana and back

2. 33 miles

8 a.m. meet at Armory in Hanapepe, road on left before Salt Pond

3. 21 miles, no hills

8:30 a.m. meet at Waimea Ball Park parking lot adjacent to the Tech Center

Budd cautions, “Everyone needs to be on time as all riders will meet on the Waimea leg. Times are start times — arrive early so those riding mountain bikes can ride more or less.”

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