Patrick Dempsey, an avid cycling enthusiast, wore his finest racing spandex in Beverly Hills on Wednesday to announce that the ritzy El Lay county city would host stage 8 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California.
The 8th and final stage of California's biggest cycling event will send riders on a 44.7 mile journey through Los Angeles until they cross the finish line at L.A. Live.
On top of his interest in the sport,
Patrick Dempsey showed up during testing for the Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach!
We've all known for a while know that PD is a huge fan of racing, but it's still kinda funny to see him in that full get-up!
Plus, why is he holding a skull??
We may never know.
Check out the rest of the pics below!
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Whose that spandex stud? It's Patrick Dempsey!
The Grey's Anatomy star and cycling enthusiast wasn't afraid to show off his colorful biking gear as he rode through Malibu with his wife on Thursday.
He's no newb to the sport either. In fact, Patrick recently raised $1 million for charity by holding a 2-day cycling challenge in Maine, in which participants biked up to 100 miles!
We're glad to see he not only uses his passion to enrich his own life, but other's lives as well!
Check out more pics of Patrick biking below!
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Patrick Dempsey not only plays a life saver on television, but he's busy saving lives in reality too!
The Grey's Anatomy actor, who opened The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in 2008, raised $1 million over the weekend for cancer research during the two-day Dempsey Challenge!
Nearly 4,000 participents gathered near the actor's hometown in western Maine to walk, run, or cycle to raise money for fighting the disease!
The annual fundraiser requires participants to raise $150 or more then either walk/run their choice of a 5k or 10K race or cycle for up to 100 miles!
Sounds like a grueling, but rewarding workout!
For more information on the awesome charity event, including how to get involved in the future, click here!
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Patrick Dempsey and his daughter Tallulah Fyfe went for a stroll on a beach in Hawaii yesterday.
Such beautiful scenery!
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Actor during the week and road warrior on the weekend, Patrick Dempsey competed in the Miami Grand Prix at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida on Saturday.
It was a busy day for McDreamy who signed autographs and answered questions from racing fans, then geared up for the big race himself!
Dempsey Racing, of which Patrick pulls double duty as owner and lead driver, got off to a good start, but unfortunately the engine in his Mazda RX-8 GT overheated and put an end to the teams 2:45-minute timed sprint race.
Dempsey Racing did reach the podium in January's season-opening Rolex 24, where he and his teammates placed in 3rd, their best yet!
Sounds like Patrick is a rising star on the race track. We wish the best of luck to Dempsey Racing as they continue the rest of their season.
Check out more pics of Patrick and his race car at the event below.
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Patrick Dempsey saves lives on TV and in real life!
The Grey’s Anatomy actor organized a two-day run, walk, and bike fundraiser in Maine to raise more than $1.1 million for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
More than 4,000 people, including Dempsey, cycled, walked and ran over the weekend for the charity event.
All of this talk about Dempsey being a philanthropist is making us all hot and bothered. Time to watch some reruns of Grey’s!
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