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Friday, March 27, 2009

The Philiminator Rides Across America

Yep, that's our TV pal Phil Keoghan -- the "Amazing Race's" Philiminator -- plotting a bike ride across the country, starting tomorrow. Keoghan will kick off the ride at 9:15 a.m. this Saturday in Santa Monica. Other bike riders will join him for an MS-sponsored ride -- but Phil will break off at the Rose Bowl and keep on going to Victorville (for a total of 116 miles in Day 1).

Phil, who's still going forward with the stunt, despite recently rupturing his eardrum, will bike from Los Angeles to New York in a ride that will span 40 days and more than 3,500 miles. He'll average 100 miles per day and stop in 39 different cities.

Here are the scheduled city stops:
Saturday, 3/28: Los Angeles
Sunday, 3/29: Victorville, Calif.
Monday, 3/30: Baker, Calif.
Tuesday, 3/31: Las Vegas
Wednesday, 4/1: Caliente, Nev.
Thursday, 4/2: Cedar City, Utah
Friday, 4/3: Kanab, Utah
Saturday, 4/4: Page, Ariz.
Sunday, 4/5: Kayenta, Ariz.
Monday, 4/6: Cortez, Colo.
Tuesday, 4/7: Pagosa Springs, Colo.
Wednesday, 4/8: Saguache, Colo.
Thursday, 4/9: Fairplay, Colo.
Friday, 4/10: Denver (REST DAY)
Saturday, 4/11: Denver
Sunday, 4/12: Fort Morgan, Colo.
Monday, 4/13: Wray, Colo.
Tuesday, 4/14: McCook, Neb.
Wednesday, 4/15: Holdrege, Neb.
Thursday, 4/16: Sutton, Neb.
Friday, 4/17: Lincoln, Neb.
Saturday, 4/18: Omaha, Neb.
Sunday, 4/19: Atlantic, Iowa
Monday, 4/20: Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, 4/21: Iowa City, Iowa
Wednesday, 4/22: Davenport, Iowa
Thursday, 4/23: Rochelle, Ill.
Friday, 4/24: Chicago (REST DAY)
Saturday, 4/25: Chicago
Sunday, 4/26: Plymouth, Ind.
Monday, 4/27: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Tuesday, 4/28: Lima, Ohio
Wednesday, 4/29: Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, 4/30: Dennison, Ohio
Friday, 5/1: Pittsburgh (REST DAY)
Saturday, 5/2: Pittsburgh
Sunday, 5/3: Frostburg, Md.
Monday, 5/4: Hagerstown, Md.
Tuesday, 5/5: Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, 5/6: Baltimore
Thursday, 5/7: Philadelphia
Friday, 5/8: New York (END CITY)

Says CBS: "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, sign copies of his best-selling book No Opportunity Wasted, and ride alongside ex-Racers and fans of THE AMAZING RACE. He will also be participating in rallies hosted by the National MS Society to build awareness for Bike MS and the MS movement."

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