'The Amazing Race' host riding across the US
By BikeRadar | Thursday, February 26, 2009 8.55pm
'The Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan will most likely be sporting a similar jersey on his ride across the US. NOW/MS Society
Thrill seeker and uber motivator Phil Keoghan, host of CBS's The Amazing Race, will pedal 3,500 miles from Los Angeles to New York, averaging 100 miles per day over 40 days with pit stops in over 30 different cities. He's raising awareness for multiple sclerosis.
"I fly over 400,000 miles a year and I figured it was time to stretch my legs," the 41-year-old Keoghan said. "I love to ride so I thought I'd see what this great country looks like up close instead of taking a bird's eye view at 30,000 feet.
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"In this economic climate, bike riding makes a lot of sense - it's good for your waistline and easy on your wallet."
Keoghan's "Ride Across America Presented by GNC" will kickoff on March 28 in Los Angeles and end on May 9 (the day before the finale of The Amazing Race 14) in New York. Along the way, he'll attend meet and greets with supporters at local GNC stores, visit CBS affiliates, attend open-casting calls for the next installment of The Amazing Race, and sign copies of his best-selling book "No Opportunity Wasted". He will also be participating in rallies hosted by the National MS Society to build awareness for Bike MS and the multiple sclerosis movement.
City visits include: Las Vegas; Denver; Lincoln, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Washington D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia and New York. His exact route will be released soon.
The Amazing Race airs Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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