Kurt Searvogel is attempting to break the 75-year-old record for miles biked in one calendar year. The record of 75,065 miles means Searvogel must ride an average of 206 miles every day for a year.
The Waupun, Wis., native has spent the past week spinning his pedals throughout Door County in pursuit of the record. Searvogel is currently 500 miles ahead of the record but will need to hold his lead until Jan. 9, 2016. He spent the earlier part of the year riding the flat roads in Florida, Arkansas and Mississippi before making his way to Wisconsin. Over the past two weeks he has made consistent trips from Baileys Harbor to Manitowoc and back again.
The previous record, set in 1939 by Tommy Goodwin has not been challenged until the Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association said last year they would certify any attempts. Three men from around the world set out in 2015 in an attempt to break the record. Searvogel is the only one still riding.
To track his progress and see where he is today, visit tarzanrides.com.