For the first time, Carey Daly, a young man with Down syndrome, will be offering his services as a Bike Tech at the 6th Annual Buddy Walk by the Sea on Sunday July 31, 2016. Bring your bike for a tune-up and join hundreds of champions in the Down syndrome community at the Hyannis Village Green starting at 10 a.m.
Carey has been working at The Bike Zone in Hyannis for 3 years as a “Level 2 Bicycle Tech.” He works 4 hours, one day a week and his primary responsibility is to build bikes along with his co- workers. Carey also does customer service, organizing and stocking products and cleaning up the store and property around the store. His favorite part of the job is working with friends and meeting new people.
The event will bring together about 400 people, including individuals with Down syndrome, family members and friends throughout southeastern Massachusetts, including the Cape and Islands. The event seeks to raise both awareness about Down syndrome and critical funds to support programs and advocacy work.
Tim and Ryan Alty, the brothers who own the Bike Zone, are opening a new store in Yarmouth, where Carey is hoping to work one day a week as well. “Carey likes to help people with their bike problems, and make their bikes look clean,” he says. “The store can get VERY busy and Carey has learned to roll with the punches.” Not only that, he adds, “Carey has taught his co-workers humility.”
So come on out for an amazing family celebration… and get your biked tuned up! Register or donate at www.mdsc.kintera.org/bwbythesea2016