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6/26/2012 6:00:00 AM
Bike tour makes local stop
Fifteen visitors from Switzerland came to Kingman during a
JC AMBERLYN/MinerThe “Bike Tour 2012” motorcycle tour stops in front of the Century 21 Barbara Ricca Realty office along Stockton Hill Road recently for a photo. Pictured are Barbara Ricca (front row, second from left), Bruce Ricca (back row, fifth from left), (from right to left, back row) Roland Frey, Mark Wimpee and Tom Sheahan, and (front row, right) Gerhard Daetwyler. The rest of the people are participants of the tour.
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The “Bike Tour 2012” motorcycle tour stops in front of the Century 21 Barbara Ricca Realty office along Stockton Hill Road recently for a photo. Pictured are Barbara Ricca (front row, second from left), Bruce Ricca (back row, fifth from left), (from right to left, back row) Roland Frey, Mark Wimpee and Tom Sheahan, and (front row, right) Gerhard Daetwyler. The rest of the people are participants of the tour.
JC AMBERLYN/MinerLiselotte Zimmerli shows off the official tour shirt.
JC AMBERLYN/Miner

Liselotte Zimmerli shows off the official tour shirt.

JC Amberlyn
Staff Photographer


KINGMAN - Fifteen visitors from Switzerland came to Kingman recently during a "Bike Tour 2012" motorcycle tour. The tour is organized by Reisebüro Menziken and travels along Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Several people worked together to provide a lunch stop and visit to Kingman. Barbara and Bruce Ricca provided lunch at the Century 21 Barbara Ricca Realty's office along Stockton Hill Road.

Roland Frey, who is from Switzerland and representing Barbara Ricca Investments in Switzerland, helped arrange the event. Joining them to greet the tour group was Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Joy Brotherton, candidate for Mohave County Supervisor District 4, and Kingman City Councilman Mark Wimpee.

Roland Frey said he is working to promote Mohave County and Kingman to Switzerland.

"In Europe, people may not know Kingman, but they do know Route 66," Frey said.

Gerhard Daetwyler, managing director of Reisebüro Menziken, led the motorcycle tours through downtown Kingman before, but Frey wanted to show him the main part of town and give the tour more information on the county and city.

Frey works with people in Kingman and Switzerland to create awareness of Mohave County. He has been enamored with Kingman ever since he and his family were helped by a resident of Kingman after they ran out of gas near the Hoover Dam in 1980 (see the Miner story from 9/2/2011).

The tour left Kingman and headed to Needles, Calif. and ended at a pier in Santa Monica June 18.

The tour group hailed from all around Switzerland and was impressed with how friendly and helpful people in Mohave County are, as well as all the open space of the area. Another tour is planned to come by in September.





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