Team Sets New World Record With 181-Foot Long Bicycle

With over 17 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related, ever since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself in the garage.

Because there’s a world record for everything, a team of engineers from Prinsenbeek in the Netherlands have constructed the world’s longest rideable bicycle. The bicycle measures 55.16 meters (181 feet) and is so long that, depending on where you are and where you’re going, could be both places at the same time!

The bike features one seat up front for controlling the handlebars, and four in the back for pedaling. Obviously, given the choice, I’d prefer to steer than pedal. Pedaling is hard work, and it appears this bike requires a LOT of pedaling just to move at a snail’s pace. My legs ache just thinking about it.

With those extra-wide wheels, it looks like the bike could also double as the world’s longest steamroller. Not that it would be practical. Although, it’s not exactly a practical bicycle either. Still, I can’t help but admire a team pursuing their dream and seeing it through to completion. That must feel nice, even if their dream was building the world’s most impractical bicycle. It needs spokey dokeys.

[via TechEBlog]

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With over 17 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related, ever since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself in the garage.