Bicycling through History

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For Immediate Release

Washington, DC. . May 1, 2003

New Faces for Bicycling Through History

(just kidding)

Bicycling Through History, the DVD series featuring video of famous cycling trails with period music and explanations, has found new riders to host the programs. Producers decided to expand the scope of the series to include trails, which would be easily accessible by families with children. In a recent production at the Monterey Peninsula, three girls auditioned for part and were immediately selected for one of the segments in the "Explorers Theme."

The hope is that by showing riders aged 9 through 15, the DVDs will clearly demonstrate the ease of cycling on the trails chosen for rides of historic discovery. Previous disks in the series have shown a variety of routes taken by settlers and patriots in the original 13 colonies. The coast of California was explored by Spanish sailors, such as Juan Cabrillo in 1542. By visiting the old buildings and riding the trail in Monterey, the girls help to explain how Spanish Missionaries and other European settlers developed the area into a prosperous port town that became the first capital of California. Scenery along the trail is some of the most spectacular anywhere in the world.

WHEN WILL THIS DVD BE RELEASED ?

"That is very difficult to answer," says Robert Weber, Executive Producer of the series. "Here it is May of 2003 and we are having trouble releasing disk number 3 because we are trying to make each new disk significantly better than the previous ones. We have a long way to go, but that scenery along Monterey is some of the best we have captured thus far," he continued. The plan is to package the first three disks in a box called the "Colonial 3 Pack." The next disk, number four, will begin with trails from the War for Independence. If things go according to plan, there will also be a "Revolutionary 3 Pack" and similar combinations. The historical sequence of events will then shift to ride bicycle trails that show the discoveries of famous explorers. Columbus is obviously included for his voyage in 1492. Some other historic expeditions took place by the Spanish Conquistadors, DeSoto and Coronado. Journeys of French explorers will also be covered as they cross the Great Lakes and go through the Mississippi River Valley. That will lay the groundwork for the subsequent expedition of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1804. "We have already begun to assemble video footage for the Lewis and Clark theme," said producer Robert Weber. "Because this month marks the anniversary of their preparations for that historic journey, we want to acknowledge the efforts of so many people who are involved with recreating the events and those who will be retracing the route on bicycles. We are definitely committed to show some of those events on DVD."

Pirates

"I'll be watching."

The producer says, "We try to go to all the fun places to ride, visit and take video."

"If you want some more quotes, I'll send them via email." Robert Weber, producer.

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