Indoor record ride benefits PeopleForBikes, draws attention to bike safety issues
BOULDER, Colo. — In a fundraising effort to support PeopleForBikes and focus on bike safety, attorney and athlete Megan Hottman is going to pedal indoors for 28 hours in a row.
Hottman and her team of 25 riders are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest static cycling class. Their goal is to pedal for 28 consecutive hours (the current record is 26 hours). Each participant will ride the equivalent of 250 miles. The world record attempt is scheduled for Dec. 1 at Cyclebar Southwest Plaza in Littleton, Colo.
In her professional life, Hottman, nicknamed the “Cyclist Lawyer,” is a noted attorney who exclusively supports bike riders injured in crashes. She devotes much of her time to getting more people on bikes through advocacy and education.
“I believe bikes have the power to change the world,” said Hottman. “Bikes make us happier, healthier people, and improve the communities we live in. If cycling were safer, and if more people felt they could transport themselves by bike, or exercise by bike, safely, it would and could change our entire society.”
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