Later this week over in St. Cloud, Minnesota, cyclists are attempting to put together the "world's largest bicycle parade," and to have it certified by everyone's favorite English brewer in Ireland, Guinness. The ride is dedicated to the purpose of raising awareness about childhood obesity.
But get this: The standing world record for the biggest bike parade is just 2,150 bicycles, a record that was set in Taiwan in March.
Totally low-hanging fruit, man.
Surely there have been Nude Bicycle Day rides that exceeded 2,100 riders. And the mass start of the Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 each year is just a few bikes shy of that "world record." Plus, I feel like I've been on a few Critical Mass rides in San Francisco that were twice that big -- and God knows there was no shortage of beer, Irish, English, and otherwise. Just no one sober enough to certify the thing, I guess.
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