Marshall High School graduate Daniel Blakely (Class of 2008) and his father will be participating in the Best Buddies Challenge ride in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22.
They will be riding the 110K/62M course on their recumbent trikes and flying the Virginia Best Buddies and Marshall Boosters banners from their flag poles.
The Best Buddies Challenge is a cycle, run or walk through the Washington, D.C. area.
In 2009, Daniel, his brother Nathan (Class of 2010), his mother and father completed the challenge ride in Hyannis Port, Mass. There they rode from Carver onto Cape Cod and to Hyannis Port.
The Best Buddies program works to make opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Daniel is raising funds for Best Buddies programs, and donations can be made at dcchallenge2011.org/danielblakely.