Monday, December 7, 2015
Most bicycles donated to charity in 24 hours: Mall of America breaks Guinness World Records record
BLOOMINGTON, MN, USA -- Mall of America and non-profit organization, Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) broke the Guinness World Records world record for the most bicycles donated to charity in 24 hours; throughout the last two months, approximately 4000 volunteers were involved in the collection and repair of the 5,512 bikes leading up to this record's giveaway, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Mall of America team up to break the Guinness World Records world record for the most bicycles donated to charity in 24 hours. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most pet food donated in one week weighs 15,469.48 kg (34,104 lb 5.92 oz) and was collected by Remax Properties Benoni (South Africa) in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, between 24 February and 3 March 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most fruit and vegetables donated in 24 hours; it is 77,529.73 kg (170,923 lb 12 oz) and was achieved by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (USA) in Sacramento, California, USA on 9 September 2015.
The partnership between FB4K and Mall of America was announced on September 30, 2015. In October, the non-profit organization set up a temporary workspace in the new Mall of America addition on level 1, north.
The workspace was used for volunteers to collect, repair and clean bikes.
The FB4K organization is geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.
They donate their bikes through a network of non-profits, community organizations, churches and schools. Since it's origination in 2008, it has given away more than 30,000 bikes.
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