Monday, May 21, 2012

Local bicycle news.

Taken from
Tahoe Bicyclists Turn Out In Force For Record

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 1,200 bicyclists pedaled in single file on Lake Tahoe's south shore in an effort to set an offbeat world record. Organizers say they'll try to seek recognition for Thursday's feat in South Lake Tahoe from the Guinness Book of World Records. According to the book, the record for the longest single line of bicycles was set in October 2010, when 916 bicyclists rode through Davis.

At Tahoe, the line of 1,188 bicyclists stretched along U.S. 50 between El Dorado Beach and the Stateline casino area. Many participants wore colorful costumes, dressing up as fruit, wild animals, heavy metal stars and super heroes. Some also rode unicycles and tricycles. City Councilman Tom Davis, who took part in the event, says he hoped the ride would become an annual tradition.

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