Cyclists celebrate at the San Simeon finish line of the annual Best Buddies bike ride on Saturday, Sept. 7. More than 1,500 bicyclists took part Saturday in the 10th annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle bike ride. Participants covered a variety of routes, ranging from a 100-mile ride from Carmel to San Simeon to 15-mile rides starting closer to the finish line.
Cyclist Linda Jackson celebrates at the San Simeon finish line of Saturday's Best Buddies fundraising bike ride. Jackson, a northern California resident, suffered major injuries when she was hit by a car while she was on a bike ride nine mones ago.
Unidentified cyclists are interviewed at the San Simeon finish line of Saturday's Best Buddies annual bike ride.
A volunteer distributes medals at the finish line of Saturday's Best Buddies bike ride in San Simeon.
Former California First Lady Maria Shriver at the San Simeon finish line of Saturday's Best Buddies fundraising bike ride.
Best Buddies co-founder Anthony Shriver crosses the finish line of the annual fundraising ride in San Simeon. State Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson and author/journalist Maria Shriver, Anthony's sister, were event co-chairmen of the fundraiser for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization working on enhancing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.