Patrick Dempsey and Beverly Hills Police Motor Officers Lead Top U.S. Cyclists up Rodeo Drive to Appear at Press Event in Anticipation of the World-Famous Drive Playing a Part in the2012 Amgen Tour of California Road Race in

Tue Feb 7, 2012 2:00pm EST

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Patrick Dempsey and Beverly Hills Police Motor Officers Lead Top U.S. Cyclists up Rodeo Drive to Appear at Press Event in Anticipation of the World-Famous Drive Playing a Part in the 2012 Amgen Tour of California Road Race in May

Pro Cycling Fan Dempsey Joins Defending Amgen Tour of California Champion Chris Horner and Other World-Class Cyclists Dave Zabriskie and Tom Danielson on Their Bikes Traveling up California’s Most Famous Street for Historic Announcement

Three Confirmed Participants and Likely U.S. Olympic Team Members On-Hand to Announce Route Details for America’s Premier Cycling Event

** Photo and Video Opportunity with Actor Patrick Dempsey and Professional American Cyclists Riding up Rodeo Drive With Police Escort **

AEG:

WHAT:

  Three world-class cyclists, Amgen Tour of California (confirmed) participants and likely U.S. Olympic Team Members, along with avid race supporter and actor Patrick Dempsey, will be led up Rodeo Drive on their bikes by Beverly Hills Police Motor Officers to a press conference for a special announcement regarding the upcoming 2012 Amgen Tour of California road race and Rodeo Drive.
 
The largest cycling event in America, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 13-20, 2012.
 
After traveling nearly 750 miles through the state of California, the race will conclude in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 20. Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive will play a key role in that final day, which will be announced at Wednesday’s event.
 

WHO:

Amgen Tour of California organizers, competitors and supporters in attendance will include:

-- Patrick Dempsey, Actor and pro-cycling enthusiast

-- Chris Horner (USA), Team RadioShack – Amgen Tour of California Defending Champion

-- David Zabriskie (USA), Team Garmin-Barracuda – Multiple U.S. national time trial champion

-- Tom Danielson (USA), Team Garmin-Barracuda – Ninth in the 2011 Tour de France (top American)

-- Kristin Bachochin, executive director, Amgen Tour of California

-- Jim Birrell, 2012 Amgen Tour of California race director

-- Jimmy Delshad, Mayor of Beverly Hills

-- Jeff Kolin, City Manager, Beverly Hills

-- Craig Horner, NBC Sports Cycling Analyst and Host

 

VISUALS:

Actor Patrick Dempsey and American cyclists riding up Rodeo Drive behind police escort.
 

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 8 / 10:30 a.m. PT
 

WHERE:

Two Rodeo (corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way)
9480 Dayton Way / Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 

RSVP:

Erin Barrier, GolinHarris
213-438-8707 – office
619-347-3722 – cell (for the morning of 2/8)

ebarrier@golinharris.com

GolinHarris
Erin Barrier
213-438-8707 – office
619-347-3722 – cell (for the morning of 2/8)
ebarrier@golinharris.com