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Herd family joins to ride in Tour de Scottsdale, 'we thought it would be fun to get back together'

Sean Herd will be riding in his first long-distance cycling event. He’s confident he’ll do well.

Of course, he does have support given his father, Michael, and mother, Laurel, will be riding with him.

And, oh yeah, they came in from Utah to ride along with him. They are more cyclists than Sean is, so they are here for support, and, well, to get in a nice ride at Tour de Scottsdale.

Michael (l), Laurel and Sean Herd

It all came about around Christmas when they saw the event was going to occur and decided “it would be fun.”

“He (Michael) is a long-distance cyclist, and I don’t cycle much at all other than mountain biking with my son,” Sean said. “We thought it would be fun to get back together so we decided to do the event together.”

Son, Logan, 13, will ride, too.

They will be riding in the 62-mile event.

Being it’s Sean’s first ride, he’s both excited and nervous, but he’s prepared “and I feel good about it.” He and his son have been riding on the course preparing, riding longer each week to get ready. They’ve ridden about 44 miles of the course.

“That’s as far as we got,” he said. “We thought on race day we’d be able to push the last 18 miles.”

Michael is confident for his son, “I think he’s going to kill it.”

“We told ourselves that this was going to be a nice ride with three generations,” Sean said.

So, they’ll be there at 7 a.m. taking on the 62-miles.




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