From June 28 to July 20, 65-year-old Arvid Loewen will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to cycle 10,000km, which was set by Guus Moonen from the Netherlands at 22 days, 15 hours, and 34 min. That is 442km per day. Arvid will need to be on the bike about 18 -19 hours/day and manage on 4 hours of actual sleep per night.
He hopes to raise $300,000 with his GrandpasCan 2021 cycling/fundraising platform. The funds will go to buy emergency relief food for thousands of children and desperate adults living in communities around 6 MCF locations. www.mullychildrensfamily.org $.50 provides 1 meal. $300,000 will provide 600,000 meals.
Arvid's fundraising begins with a 24 hour courier service inside the Winnipeg perimeter. (He says, if the donation is large enough, he is willing to venture a few km outside of the perimeter to pick up a cheque.) See donation instructions on the image to the right.
To follow his journey, visit his public Facebook page.
In February of 2014 Arvid released his book, When Quitting is Not an Option. It covers his story of cycling, a Guinness World record, and making a difference. For more details and to order, jump to the book page.