"Mad Men" Writer Rides Bicycle to Emmys

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    Kim Baldonado (@KimNBCLA via Instagram)
    "Mad Men's" Emmy-nominated writer-producer Tom Smuts arrives to the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on a bicycle on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

    "Mad Men's" Emmy-nominated writer-producer Tom Smuts peddled his bicycle about 16 miles to the awards show Monday.

    Smuts, accompanied by a small group of cyclists, rode his bike in a jacket and tie from his home in Santa Monica to the 66th Primetime Emmys at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. He hoped the hour-and-a-half journey would help him avoid rush-hour traffic and raise awareness for the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition.

    "I'm riding my bike to the Emmys to show that LA is a biking city - let's go!" he said in a video posted to Instagram.

    His wife joined him - in a dress on a white bike - for the last leg of the trip.

    When Smuts arrived, he carried his bicycle helmet onto the red carpet.

    The group used #CicLAEmmys and #Bike2Emmys on Instagram and Twitter to document the trip.

    AMC's "Mad Men" was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.

    Kim Baldonado and Hetty Chang contributed to this report.

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