Calling All Craft Beer Bicyclists: 1400 Miles from Austin to Denver
Austin, Texas – Last year NXNW Restaurant and Brewery Founder Davis Tucker made a 1,400 mile bike ride from Austin, Texas, to Denver, Colo., arriving in town as the Great American Beer Festival was about to get underway. He made the ride to help raise awareness for prostate cancer, stopping in seven cities where events were held benefiting the Pints for Prostates campaign.
Motivated by NXNW’s Brewmaster Don Thompson’s inspirational recovery from prostate cancer, Tucker is planning to repeat the ride this year. Plans are now formulating for the 2014 edition of 1400 Miles and organizers are working to expand the event. The goal is to get 14 teams to accompany Tucker on the ride. A series of circle rides will also be held in cities along the way enabling locals to take part in a portion of the ride.
Pints for Prostates is looking for five brewery or craft beer enthusiast bicyclists to form one of the 14 teams that will be on the ride. Each member of the team will ride from 2-4 days on the trip. You need not be a brewery employee or connected to a brewery sponsored cycling team or club. However, craft beer and cycling have well established connections and our goal is to find five riders who want to take part in a memorable experience, while helping Pints for prostates reach men through the universal language of beer.
More information about the ride is available at http://1400miles.com/
It is expected that the NXNW Beerliner Bus — a 1974 refurbished bus featuring four beer taps, three video screens and a commercial kitchen will once again make the trip. The Beerliner acts as an Ambassador of Craft Beer during the ride and then sets up near The Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver during GABF. At each of the stops during the ride cyclists and their craft brewing brethren will host an awareness event, providing local craft beer straight from the Beerliner taps and fantastic beer inspired food from its commercial kitchen, all to raise money for Pints for Prostates.
Cyclists can join the ride for one, multiple, or all 14 days. Riders will pedal an average of 100 miles per day. Some stages will be relatively flat, the profile for others looks like the teeth of a an old saw, and a few will have several thousand feet of elevation change. The circle rides will also make it possible for more riders to join the ride over shorter distances.