“A week from tomorrow – Saturday April 30th, I’ll be taking on the PBAA record of riding the perimeter of Arizona. The record for the 1780 miles is 9 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes – approx 179/day of riding. This was set back in 1998 by Jim Kemper of Tucson. I’ll be following Jim’s route in a clockwise direction starting down here in Green Valley, up to Tucson, over to Ajo, Gila Bend, Yuma, Quartzsite, Parker, Lake Havasu, St George, Utah, Fredonia, Page, Kayenta, Window Rock, Springerville, Alpine. Morenci/Clifton, Duncan, Lordsburg, NM, Douglas, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Sonoita, Patgonia, Nogales, then Green Valley. I will be riding solo ( no drafting) and will have a small crew (RV driver/cook, bike mechanic – Alex from Fairwheel!, and a massage therapist).
I’m telling you about this because there is a small charity that will benefit by this event as well. It’s El Grupo – the kids that are out on the old man shootout, learning bike skills, responsibility, and getting fit! Ignacio and Daniela are the great leaders of this 501C-3 charity. My goal is to raise enough funds to get a dozen kids to the summer Colorado camp in Durango. The total cost is about $6K. Laura and I have already committed a generous amount, but we still need $1K! Please consider a smallish donation, $25 to El Grupo to help out.”
Check out more perimeter records from around the world here. Guess who holds the record for riding the perimeters of most cities around the world?? The first to find it out and post it will get a prize, no joke!