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Ira David Levy

Ira David Levy is the creator, executive producer, and host of Pedal America. Born and raised in New York City, he’s been an avid cyclist for more than 30 years.



Let's Keep It Weird - Austin, Texas
#101
Austinites don't just party, they celebrate with bicycles to give added value to the city's motto "Let's Keep It Weird." Ira David hails Austin as a bicycle-friendly city when he visits a bicycle zoo and pedals in a bicycle parade. Journey along the Lance Armstrong Bikeway and Trail at Lady Bird Lake. A visit to Austin's Yellow Bike Project teaches the role bicycles can play in giving back to the community.


In Search of the Raystown Ray - Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania
#102
Learn the story of The Allegrippis Trail System at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania as Ira David introduces mountain biking to beginners while hoping to catch a glimpse of this town's version of the Loch Ness Monster.


Y'all Pedal and Eat Now! - Savannah, Georgia
#103
Ira David tours southern Americana in historic Savannah, Georgia. Pedal around the city's architectural squares and visit The Wormsloe Historic Site, Bonaventure Cemetery, and Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room for authentic southern fare; plus, a look at the city's initiatives that helped to earn itself "bicycle-friendly" status from the League of American Bicyclists.


Bike The Vine - Napa Valley, California
#104
Come for the wine, but stay for the cycling. From Calistoga to the city of Napa, Ira David pedals his way along wineries and art museums to showcase Napa Valley as a family-friendly bicycling destination.


From Liquor Bottle to Water Bottle - Chicago, Illinois
#105
Ira David pedals along The Windy City's magnificent lakefront and downtown neighborhoods to show why Chicago is consistently ranked among the top five bicycling towns in North America. Stops include Museum Campus, Soldier Field, and the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Also, meet one Chicago resident, a former chain smoker and alcoholic, who traded in his liquor bottles for water bottles when he discovered the benefits of bicycling.


Women of Red Rock - Sedona, Arizona
#106
It took 230 million years for Sedona, Arizona to surface from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, but its receding waters left behind a spectacular field of red rock vortexes that many claim heal and cleanse the body. Ira David pedals his road and mountain bike through the Bellrock Pathway and Mystic Trail to learn why women who visit Sedona choose never to leave and the role the vortexes and cycling have played in their newly-found lifestyles. Learn about gear and apparel unique to women who bike.


Living In Harmony - Tampa & St. Petersburg, Florida
#107
Ira David addresses the more serious issue of why this now "bicycle-friendlier" city was plagued with bicycle fatalities in 2009 and how the city responded to create a dramatic increase in tolerance and understanding between cyclists and motor vehicle operators.







 

Pedal America aims to educate, inspire and encourage riders of all ages to rediscover the joys of cycling. In each episode, co-hosts Ira David Levy and Kati Lightholder 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.The seven-part series 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 & St. Petersburg, Florida.

Distributed by: American Public Television (APT)


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