Men Hope To Set Stationary Bicycling Record

Posted on December 11, 2007 by



Men Hope To Set Stationary Bicycling Record

* Men Hope To Set Stationary Bicycling Record*
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*LACONIA, N.H. — *Two New Hampshire bicyclists are trying to break a record
and raise money for a Christmas charity in Laconia this week.

Mike Gallagher, of Gilford, N.H., and John Jurczynski, of Holderness, N.H.,
began pedaling on stationary bikes Monday morning at the Laconia Athletic &
Swim Club. They are trying to surpass 112 consecutive hours of riding to get
into the Guinness Book of World Records and raise money for an annual
Christmas drive, the WLNH Children’s Christmas Auction.

If all goes well, they will break the record Friday evening.

Tom Oakley, director of the fifth annual Cycle Mania event, said beginning
Wednesday, 18 bike teams, including more than 600 riders, will pedal with
Gallagher and Jurczynski.

They hope to raise $50,000. Averaging 12.5 miles per hour, by Friday night,
the two will have pedaled 1,400 miles, about the distance from Laconia to
Disney World in Florida.


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