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Saturday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m. Pedal America

(Rochester, NY) Pedal America, a 7-part series that aims to educate, inspire, and encourage riders of all ages to rediscover the joys of cycling, premieres Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11). In each episode, co-hosts Ira David Levy and Kati Lightholde cycle through a variety of North American locales - from national parks to urban centers - while emphasizing bicycle safety and the health benefits of this affordable and eco-friendly activity.

Pedal America showcases the best and safest routes; highlights the development of bike trails, bikeways, and bike infrastructure; contains basic bicycle repair and maintenance tips; and features interviews with bike enthusiasts, who share inspiring personal stories about the transformative power of cycling. Locations include: Austin, Texas; Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania.; Savannah, Georgia; Napa Valley, California; Chicago, Illinois; Sedona, Arizona; and Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.

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