Keoghan’s Cross-country ride – 4/27/2009

Screen capture from the Keoghan Rides Across America website

Press release from the City:

Mayor Henry to appear with Phil Keoghan as part of Keoghan’s cross-country ride
Cyclists can ride with Keoghan in Fort Wayne, New Haven April 27

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot will welcome “Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan to Fort Wayne April 27 as part of Phil Keoghan of the Amazing Race Rides Across America presented by GNC.

“As the City of Fort Wayne and its residents look to make Fort Wayne more bicycle friendly, we couldn’t be more energized to be one of just about 30 stops Phil is making in his ride across America,” Mayor Henry said. “The ride organizers were excited to see our local efforts to improve bicycling opportunities so I look forward to giving Phil and his crew a warm welcome, and I hope you can join me.”

Mayor Henry will welcome Keoghan to Fort Wayne at about 8:30 a.m. April 27 on the old Wells Street iron bridge when local cyclists line up to ride with the television host. The public, including non-riders, is welcome to attend the kick-off ceremony.

“Phil has two missions on his ride across the country: encourage people to get active and fit and promote awareness about multiple sclerosis,” said Fort Wayne Outfitters owner and cyclist Tim Hall. “With Fort Wayne’s beautiful Rivergreenway and the recent announcement from Mayor Henry for bike lanes, I want to show Phil some of the best our city has to offer on a route that goes through downtown, historic neighborhoods and adjacent to the river.”

Those interested in riding with Keoghan need to complete a registration form. Registration forms are available at the Fort Wayne Outfitters’ shop, 1004 Cass St., or online. Ride organizers encourage pre-registration but will accept onsite registrations at 8 a.m. the day of the ride. Helmets are required.

The free ride will start by 9:30 a.m. from the old Wells Street iron bridge and then have a police escort on Superior Street to Harrison Street. From there, the group will take Main Street over the Columbia Avenue bridge and continue east on Lake Avenue toward New Haven. The Fort Wayne police escort will go to approximately Landin Road.

The TV star is making a cross-country bicycle ride. He started from Los Angeles March 28 and looks to end his ride May 9 in New York City. Keoghan will arrive in Fort Wayne from Plymouth and will travel to Lima from Fort Wayne. He is averaging about 100 miles daily on his ride.

Visit the Phil Keoghan of the Amazing Race Rides Across America, presented by GNC, website for more information.


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