Longest journey on a motorized bicycle: Mike Minnick breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
SAN DIEGO, CA, USA -- A man and his dog broke the Guinness World Record for the longest trip on an electric bike; Mike Minnick and his 15-pound rescue dog 'Bixby' pedaled more than 14,000 miles together on their electric bike, thus setting the new world record for the Longest journey on a motorized bicycle, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Bixby and her dad, Mike Minnick, have pedaled more than 14,000 miles together — all of it on an electric bike — tripling the previous Guinness world record for electric biking. Photo: Courtesy of WestwayStudio (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest journey on a motorized bicycle is 7,423.88 km (4,612.98 mi) and was achieved by Sushil Reddy (India) who cycled around India between 8 May and 25 July 2016.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest bicycle bell ensemble involved 639 participants and took place at the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle in London, UK, on 9 August 2014.
Now the two have been biking around the country for three years promoting local animal shelters. Currently, Minnick and Bixby are adding even more miles to their record as they pass through San Diego.
When his special Yuba Mundo cargo bike was stolen, he lost Chicken Charlie (his rubber safety chicken), Bixby's crate, lights, toys, bluetooth speaker, ipod, GoPro and more, according to his GoFundMe page.
That forced him to place his Hug Your Dog tour on hold, but he quickly raised $16,870 including local donations. Locals also kept an eye out for Minnick's bike once it was stolen and eventually were able to get it returned to him.