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From the Bike and Brew profile on flickr:
The Bike and Brew Tour is a four person cross country bike tour going from New York City to Seattle, stopping at as many craft breweries as possible along the way.Ã‚Â While having a picnic in Prospect Park in April 2009, Sara and Tracy discovered their mutual love and affection for both biking and brewing. The conversation went something like thisÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Sara: IÃ¢â‚¬Ëœd like to bike across the country
Tracy: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to check out all the breweries in the US
Enlightened moment: LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bike across the country and go to breweries!
We quit our jobs, found two more riders to come with us, and by the end of August 2009 we will be ready to depart NYC.
Our Bike and Brew Philosophy:
It might sound like a full time party on wheelsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ but riding your bike for approximately 80 miles a day for nine weeks is actually a bit of an ordeal. You may have guessed, but we arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really into the beer guzzling, pot bellied stereotype of the American beer-drinker.
We are riding to promote a healthy and quality beer lifestyle.
As discussed in the film Beer Wars, we vote with our wallets everyday Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and the choices we make in the marketplace now determine what choices we will have in the future.
We want lots of choices, local variety, and beer made to the highest standards.
You can make the choice every day to drink quality beer and support the little guys at the same time- so get out there and help decide the future of beer in America!!
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also imperative to note that we DO NOT condone riding your bicycle while intoxicated. Please drink beer responsibly and do not ride your bicycle if you are feeling tipsy.
Check out their flickr site for photos of their ride across the land and the breweries they visited.