Riders turn out for downtown bicycling event
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Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - More than one thousand people of all ages and abilities turned out for Sunday's Ride On Tucson event -- including a celebrity.
Organizers encouraged bicyclists to ride the two and a half mile route around the Armory Park neighborhood as many times as they wanted.
Grey's Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey attended the event, telling KGUN9 how important it was to ride together as a family.
"I'm excited about it to see all the kids that are here," said Dempsey. "Because it's one of these moments that they'll look back at through their cycling life and go 'that was a defining moment for me' hopefully. And my kids being here, it means a lot to me that we can ride together as a family and it's really important that these cities have the infrastructure to allow that to happen."
And Dempsey is no stranger to Tucson. As a teenager, he starred in the 1987 movie, Can't Buy Me Love that was filmed here. This is the first time that he's been back to Tucson.