Around 1,200 bicyclists were part of group to make the longest single line of bicycles.
In the line making event riders ranging in ages between 7 to 97 pedaled a 2 miles loop through a bike-crazed college town, home to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. They traveled up F Street to North Davis Elementary School, where they turned around and rode back to the Odd Fellows Lodge on Second Street. The line of cyclists, riding in single file. a few bike lengths apart, stretched for dozens of blocks. Returning riders heading south met up with those riding north near the half-way mile marker.
Passing riders shouted encouragement to one another as fans cheered along the way.
The final tally along with statements from official witnesses, a video and news clippings were submitted to the Guinness organization. Organizers had wanted to host the world's biggest bike parade but felt they couldn't beat an Italian record of more than 48,000 riders, said Judge David Rosenberg, a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge, which organized the event. Instead they opted for a new category – the longest single line of bikes.
"I pronounce this a world record," Rosenberg said into the microphone. "I'm a judge. I can do that."
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