Lifelong bike enthusiast hopes to inspire others

On Aug. 10, Boulder, Colo., cyclist Ryan Van Duzer began a 3,000-mile ride from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to raise money for Boulder’s Community Cycles and to gather signatures for the www.peopleforbikes.org campaign. He will swing through San Francisco on Sunday. To follow his ride, visit ryanvanduzer.com.

Why are you biking the West Coast? I’m biking to inspire more Americans to get on their bikes. I’m also doing this for the People for Bikes campaign, which is trying to unify a million voices across the country to help out the cycling world, making it safer and more accessible both for people riding to the grocery store and pro cyclists.

Why is this important to you? I’ve never had a driver’s license, so I’ve always been a biker. It’s important for the environment and also for health reasons.

Have you done this kind of thing before? My first long ride was when I was in the Peace Corps in Honduras, which ended in 2006. I cashed in my plane ticket, got a bike and rode back to Boulder, Colo.

Have you ever been to San Francisco? I’ve been once before, but only for a couple days. There’s no better way to experience a city than on a bike. The hills will put a little burning on my legs, but I’m excited!

shaughey@sfexaminer.com

Bay Area NewsLocalPeople for BikesRyan Van Duzer

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has… Continue reading

Music venues around The City have largely been unable to reopen due to ongoing pandemic health orders. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF to cut $2.5M in fees to help 300 nightlife venues

San Francisco will cut $2.5 million in fees for hundreds of entertainment… Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
GOP senators confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in partisan vote

By Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times The Senate on Monday confirmed Judge… Continue reading

Curator Tim Burgard looks over a section of the galleries comprising “The de Young Open,” a huge, varied collection of work by Bay Area artists. (Photo courtesy Gary Sexton/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Bay Area artists jam-pack vivid ‘de Young Open’

Huge exhibition — with works for sale — showcases diversity, supports community

SF Board of Education vice president Gabriela Lopez and commissioner Alison Collins listen at a news conference condemning recent racist and social media attacks targeted at them and the two student representatives on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Online attacks on school board members denounced by city officials

City officials on Monday condemned the targeting of school board members, both… Continue reading

Most Read