48 States In 48 Days Record Attempt – BikeRadar
A Ohio man will attempt to ride his bicycle through 48 US states in 48 days to raise US$48,000 for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, and land a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Phil Nagle, 23, of Tipp City near Dayton, Ohio is planning to leave on July 6 on his 8,000-mile challenge, something he has had in his mind for four years. He’s dedicating the ride — and the fundraising effort — to his late Uncle Alvin Nagle, who died of leukemia at age 16.
“I’ve heard stories about his athleticism and ambition,” Nagle said. “He was very tall, kind of like me in a way. Family friends have told me I remind them a lot of him. So I wanted to do an athletic feat to commemorate his life. But I wanted to give it some type of big challenge, to push myself to my limits, to see what I’m capable of.”