Video: World’s (second) longest bike

Tandem bike measures 118 feet long, cant be turned

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The “bike” is made up of several aluminum trusses that are normally used for lighting rigs at concerts.

The “bike” is made up of several aluminum trusses that are normally used for lighting rigs at concerts (click to enlarge).

This might be the stupidest thing we’ve ever seen. But like the proverbial train wreck, we just couldn’t look away. Behold the world’s (second) longest bike, which measures nearly 118 feet long.

This two-wheeled monstrosity is the brainchild of a Dutch cycling group called Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg. The “bike” is made up of several aluminum trusses that are normally used for lighting rigs at concerts. To ensure the frame didn’t sag, the bike has to be operated by two people. One steers at the front, the other pedals from the back.

Initially, the Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg had successfully secured a place in Guinness World Records 2016 edition, But alas their record was subsequently broken by an Australian outfit, which created a bike that was more than 135 feet long.

Total length: 118 feet. Manuals not possible.

Total length: 118 feet. Manuals not possible (click to enlarge).

“Just don’t turn any corners,” advised project leader Frank Pelt.

Let the arguments about new cycling industry standards begin…

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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