By BOB NORBERG
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
There will be added star power for Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo next Saturday.
Patrick Dempsey from “Grey’s Anatomy” will be back for a second year.
TV actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar, from “Saved by the Bell” and who is an accomplished rider, and Ethan Suplee from “My Name is Earl” are also confirmed for the ride.
Leipheimer, of course, will be in the ride that bears his name.
Because of the addition of the Tour of Beijing to the international racing calendar, which starts Oct. 5, it’s uncertain who else among the pro ranks may be in the fondo.
Any who show up at the last minute would be welcome, said Greg Fisher of Bike Monkey, the fondo organizer.
Last year, the pro riders included four young Americans, Taylor Phinney and Ben King, who were riding for Trek-Livestrong, Bjorn Selander of Team RadioShack and Andrew Talansky of Garmin-Cervélo.
You can reach Staff Writer Bob Norberg at 521-5206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.