Want to give yourself a challenge of getting into the Guinness World Records for the longest or the heaviest bike?
You will have to break the record set by members of Dutch cycling organisation the Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg. They built the longest bicycle in the world, measuring an incredible 35.79 m!
Yep, this is the bike. Pretty insane.
With numerous aluminum trusses used to link both ends of the bike(the kind used for lighting rigs at concerts) and to ensure the lengthy frame doesn’t sag. The bicycle must be operated by two people: one steers at the front while another pedals from the back. Nonetheless in all other ways it is a true bicycle that works, with only two wheels and no stabilizers.
Unfortunately the record was not long lived since their record was stretched when Santos and University of South Australia created a 41.42 m long bicycle in Adelaide, Australia, earlier this year.
Now how about the heaviest bicycle? How much does the Heaviest Bicycle in the World weigh?
Well, nearly a tonne! The huge bicycle that looks more like it belongs in the fields not the streets weights 940 kg to be correct, and with tires that measure 1,5 meters in diameter. I’d like to see it in Burning Man! The bike was built using lots of heavy scrap metal for the body and two giant wheels from an agricultural muck spreader.
Luckily none of our bikes are as heavy or long as these, in the end comfort beats extravaganza.