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Ed Begley Jr. to Grand Marshall Soft Pedal Bike Ride at 2007 Bicycle Leadership Conference

Lyndon Station, Wisconsin

Star of New Environmental Series "Living with Ed" to Address Cycling Industry in San Diego, CA

Ed Begley Jr., Actor of film, TV and theater best known for his Emmy-nominated role in the 1980s hit hospital drama "St. Elsewhere," will be on hand for the 10th edition of the Bicycle Leadership Conference in San Diego February 4-6 in San Diego, CA. A committed environmentalist since 1970, Begley believes that there is more to do than just thinking green, and his actions over the last 30 years proves that point.

Turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed Begley Jr. has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community. He has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He also serves on boards of the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People and Friends of the Earth, among many others. His work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Baykeeper.

"Ed Begley Jr. embraces this opportunity to connect with leaders of the bicycle industry and share his support and enthusiasm about cycling, and the ways environmentalism can be profitable for business," states Larry Pizzi, President and CEO of Currie Technologies, sponsor of Ed's appearance at the BLC and makers of the IZIP electric bicycle Begley utilizes in his TV series. Begley will marshal the industry group "Soft Pedal" bike ride on Monday February 5 leaving from the host Bahia Resort Hotel, and in the evening make a video presentation with Q&A on cycling segments currently seen in his new TV series "Living with Ed." Autographs, photos and PR opportunities will be available to all BLC participants.

To meet Ed Begley Jr. and be apart of the bicycle industry's only joint supplier-retailer annual conference, register for the Bicycle Leadership Conference online at Deadline for discounted hotel rates is January 15, 2007. More information about Ed Begley Jr. and his work can be found by visiting the following Web Sites:

The 10th edition of the Bicycle Leadership Conference is presented by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) and sponsored by Bikes Belong Coalition, Interbike, Bicycle Retailer And Industry News, SRAM, Shimano Coasting, THULE, Currie Technologies IZIP, W.L Gore, and produced by the Gluskin Townley Group, LLC. For more information on the Bicycle Leadership Conference visit email, or call 888/228-8058.

Media inquiries please contact Michael Baker,, or phone 949/202-5500.

Michael Baker
Marketing & Communications Director, NBDA
777. W. 19th Street Suite O
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Office: 949/202-5500
Mobile: 714/423-2258


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