Squirrel Hill handcyclist eyes world record for distance in a 24-hour period

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photo credit: Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette

“I happened to come across the world record for the longest 24-hour ride, which from what I could find was 403.8 miles in 24 hours, and as much as I ride and as much as I love to handcycle, I totally feel like I can beat that record. I know I can, I just know I can beat it.”

While olympians perform amazing feats of strength in Brazil, a local Pittsburgh athlete prepares for an attempt at a world record for the longest distance handcycled in a 24-hour period. This Pittsburgh hero is none other than Attila Domos; Squirrel Hill resident, album-releasing musician, and former handcycling division champion of the Pittsburgh Marathon (You may have even ridden next to Attila during PedalPGH in past years). Attila has been riding around Pittsburgh for years now. He’s even ridden the Dirty Dozen a few times.

This Saturday he is going to give his first test run of a 24-hour ride at the Bud Harris Cycling track on Washington Blvd. Check out this recent article by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on his story, and swing by the track this Saturday to cheer him on.

See the official BikeFest calendar for a full list of bike-centric events August 19th to 28th.




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