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New Episode of the JustGoBike Podcast! Episode 181: Denise Mueller: The Fastest Cyclist on Earth

  • 1 December, 2021
  • Andrea Parrott

Happy Thanksgiving from the gang at Just Go Bike! Today meet Denise Mueller, who experienced her first RAGBRAI in 2021 and had a blast. She rode RAGBRAI just like the rest of us, stopping along the way to enjoy all that Iowa has to offer. But what is really amazing about Denise is that she is the fastest cyclist on earth! Denise holds the world record for paced bicycle land speed, pedaling her bicycle at an unbelievable speed of 183.9 mph. Back in 2016 Denise was successful at setting the first ever Women’s paced bicycle land speed record of 147.7 mph. But she didn’t stop there. On September 16, 2018 Denise shattered the overall record of 167 mph with a speed of 183.9 mph. This type of record was invented by Charles “Mile-a-Minute Murphy” who drafted a train to set a 60 mph record at the end of the 19th century. In order to accomplish this feat, a mile of plywood sheets were attached to the railroad ties ensuring that Charles would have a smooth surface riding behind the train. Google Denise Mueller and watch the video of her riding her bike and earning the world record. It will make your heart race. And also check out her website.


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