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.
“Just don’t turn any corners,” advised project leader Frank Pelt.
Let the arguments about new cycling industry standards begin…