Riding Round the Clock
In this interview, Megan shares how she found herself attempting to break a world record, how it’s supporting cycling safety, and precisely what it looks like to break a 28-hour long world record.
Since Breaking History™ always chooses a cause to support, we went with People For Bikes for this record attempt. We wanted not only to try to raise $100,000 for People for Bikes but also bring visibility to what they do and cycling safety as a whole.
The impact People For Bikes can have with the money we’re raising is enormous. They estimate they could fund 10-12 grants with the money we’re trying to raise. It could provide things like the protected bike lane in Lincoln, Nebraska. [The cause] is very actionable, instead of hypothetical.
Well, you know me, I like doing epic things on bikes, so this fulfills this need. It’s also the first year I’m not training for the Arizona Ironman in 5 years, and I needed a significant goal for my year. But, this is bigger for me than just the effort. One of the things I’ve always seen as my life legacy is making cycling safer. It’s because I so profoundly believe in the power of the bike to improve our society from health and wellness, to connection, to community, to pollution reduction, and, most importantly, to happiness. Anything I can do within my power to move the ball forward with cycling safety, I say yes to. I really believe this event will make cycling safer, even if we don’t break the record because of the visibility. I feel really good about that.
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