For those of you who haven’t heard, Ryan Van Duzer of New Belgium Brewing is pedaling across America on a 3 speed cruiser with a trailer in tow in support of bicycle awareness. He’s due to pass through the Phoenix area on Friday morning. Representatives from Tempe and Scottsdale will be out to meet and talk with Ryan at 10:30am at McDowell & the Crosscut Canal which is halfway between Galvin Parkway and 68th Street. All are welcome to join along in pedaling as he travels through Phoenix. These are all the details we have right now, so if you’d like to pedal along it’s probably best to be at the above mentioned location @ 10:30am on Friday, June 26th. Here’s a snippet from the League of American Bicyclists on Ryan’s journey:

Ryan Van Duzer, an experienced journalist, adventurer and athlete is representing New Belgium Brewery, one of the League’s Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and riding a New Belgium cruiser bike across the country under New Belgium’s Team Wonderbike banner. Duzer left June 17 from Oceanside, Calif., which was coordinated to leave the same day as their Race Across America. Duzer received an official send-off from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. Duzer will ride from Oceanside, Calif. to Washington, D.C., arriving in D.C. mid August.

The cross-country bike ride is to raise awareness about the bicycle by highlighting that if one person can ride a three-speed across America, anyone can surely become a bicycle commuter and ride your bike to work or to the store.

Please excuse the @ symbol in the title, links to our blog posts are automatically posted to Twitter and the @ symbol ensures that Duzer will see our blog post.

5 Responses to “@Duzer duz Phoenix”
  1. Rebecca Clark says:

    If you have a few minutes, definitely check out Duzer’s blog through Team Wonderbike. Looks like he’s having a blast so far. I think I’m going to try and go up to meet him, riding up from Tempe Beach Park. Meet there at 9:45, ride up leaving at 10 (Mill to Curry to 68th, then over to the Crosscut Canal).

  2. Tom says:

    I’ll join you for sure. I just posted the details of your comment to the Facebook group.

  3. Aaron says:

    TBAG rocks so much. Thanks all, Ryan deserves all the support in the world out there on his Ride Across America.

  4. Rebecca Clark says:

    Awesome. It got picked up by Team Wonderbike. The commentary is precious. Bring a camera!

  5. Tom says:

    The ride and meetup was great. 4 of us left Tempe Beach Park and met @Duzer at McDowell & the Crosscut Canal. Joining us there were Reed and Susan (City of Scottsdale) and Eric (City of Tempe). 6 of us pedaled along with Duzer to the Orange Table in Scottsdale for some lunch, beer and talk of bikes. Pictures and video were taken and I’m sure Ryan will be uploading them to his blog shortly. We’ll be getting together again tonight. 7:30pm at Boulders on Broadway in Tempe. Come on out and join us!

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