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Brewers Pedal for Prostate Cancer Awareness | Austin, Texas

 

1400 Miles Hosts Big Bicycle Ride to Raise Funds and

Probe Conversation on Prostate Health—

 

Austin, Texas (August 11, 2016)—Bikes and beer unite! This September, a group of brewers and beer enthusiasts will cycle 1,400 miles spanning cities and states across the country to raise awareness and probe the conversation about prostate health—just in time for National Prostate Cancer Month. “The Big Ride,” organized by the non-profit 1400 Miles, will kick off on September 18 in Austin, TX and culminate on October 2 in Denver, CO, where just days later one of the largest beer events in the country, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), will take place.

 

To build support and excitement for “The Big Ride,” 1400 Miles will host a smaller day-long community ride in Austin on August 27.  There will be various other fundraisers leading up to the September kickoff hosted by local Austin breweries as well. At the end of “The Big Ride” in Denver, 1400 Miles participants, GABF attendees, and beer lovers, are all welcome to board The Beerliner—the coolest 74’ Bluebird Bus on the road—which will serve as the home base for the Brewers Health Initiative. This is a 4-day men’s health screening courtesy of 1400 Miles and partners Pints for Prostates and Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC). Free blood drawings will be available during the day and fundraising events with rotating craft beer taps will occur each night.

 

1400 Miles was founded by Davis Tucker, owner of the NXNW Restaurant and Brewery in Austin, who was inspired by his friend and craft beer pioneer Don Thompson. Thompson has had a long battle with prostate cancer, and Tucker will once again ride to honor his craft brewing colleague and the millions of men fighting this disease.

 

“As prostate cancer rates continue to skyrocket, we’ve taken a unique approach at 1400 Miles, using beer and bicycles to break down social barriers and create real conversations surrounding the fatal disease,” Tucker said. “Prostate cancer is the one of the most common cancers in America, affecting 1 in 7 men. Our goal is to encourage men not to ‘fear the finger’ by providing prostate cancer screenings in a comfortable environment and biking with an incredibly strong crew to increase overall awareness.”

 

Over two weeks of biking and plenty of pit stops for beer, 1400 Miles brings participants on the following route*:

 

Stage 1

Day 1 | Sunday, September 18

Redhorn Coffee House & Brewing Company to Brownwood, TX

 

Day 2 | Monday, September 19

Brownwood, TX to Sweetwater, TX

 

Day 3 | Tuesday, September 20

Sweetwater, TX to Lubbock, TX

 

Stage 2

Day 4 | Wednesday, September 21

Lubbock, TX to Clovis, NM

 

Day 5 | Thursday, September 22

Clovis, NM to Santa Rosa, NM

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Day 6 | Friday, September 23

Santa Rosa, NM to Santa Fe, NM

 

Stage 3

Day 7 | Saturday, September 24

Santa Fe, NM – Local City Ride

 

Day 8 | Sunday, September 25

Santa Fe, NM to Abiquiu, NM

 

Day 9 | Monday, September 26

Abiquiu, NM to Pagosa Springs, CO

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Stage 4

Day 10 | Tuesday, September 27

Pagosa Springs, CO to Del Norte, CO

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Day 11 | Wednesday, September 28

Del Norte, CO to Salida, CO

 

Day 12 | Thursday, September 29

Salida, CO to Leadville, CO

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Stage 5

Day 13 | Friday, September 30

Leadville, CO to Grand Lake, CO

 

Day 14 | Saturday, October 1

Grand Lake, CO to Lyons, CO

 

Day 15 | Sunday, October 2

Lyons, CO to Denver, CO

 

To learn more about 1400 Miles and The Big Ride, please visit 1400Miles.com.

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