Duzer Down the Coast

Via on Aug 30, 2010

As many of you may know, I’m 31 and have never had a driver’s license.  Cars scare me.  I’ve built a life around commuting by bicycle and I couldn’t imagine it any other way.  Riding on two wheels makes me feel good, like a care free little kid.

I’m currently on a very long commute, from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas.  I’m riding to raise money for Boulder’s Community Cycles and gathering signatures for the People for Bikes Campaign.  I’ve been a volunteer with Community Cycles for years and my goal is to raise tons of money so we can get more kids on bikes.  I figure if we get them hooked early, they’ll be more likely to embrace cycling as they get older.

It’s good for our health, it’s good for the environment and it’s good fun.

People for Bikes is a campaign aimed at unifying one million voices to bring about positive change in the biking world.  It’s an initiative spurred by Boulder based Bikes Belong.  I’m gathering signatures in camp sites and everyone I meet on the road.  You can easily sign the pledge online.

With Today’s fancy technology I’ve been able to share this adventure in near real time (and keep my mom from worrying too much).  I produce and upload  videos whenever I get service.  Follow the journey every day. You can easily donate to Community Cycles on this page with the PayPal button to the right.

Here’s some of those videos I was talking about.

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Redwood 101

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Riding the coast into San Francisco

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Oregon Sand Dunes

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About Ryan van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a proud Boulder native, loves sleeping under the stars, and is happiest on a bike. He works as a video journalist and TV host, appearing on Discovery Channel's Out Of the Wild and hosting various series for TravelChannel.com. He also works as a bicycle advocate for People for Bikes and loves inspiring people to get out and ride. If you're ever in Boulder, you can probably find Ryan at the nearest burrito joint. To see Ryan's videos from around the world, visit his Youtube Page.

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2 Responses to “Duzer Down the Coast”

  1. elephant journal elephantjournal says:

    Love this. Just shared to http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal 's 22K fan-strong Page, and tweeted up with props to Camera. Only complaint: I want to go with you! So inspiring, so fun, you rock.

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