Sparta’s Ben Bikin Rises as World’s Tallest Cyclist Statue

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SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – Sparta’s best-known resident is now a world record holder.

Ben Bikin earns the title of the world’s tallest cyclist statue, according to the World Record Academy.

Ben stands 32 feet tall atop an 1890s Penny Farthing Bicycle. FAST Fiberglass created the statue over 25 years ago.

“I think it’s a huge deal,” said Heide Prestwood, executive director of the Sparta Region Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a tourist attraction that draws a lot of bike enthusiasts to America’s bike capital, so that’s a big deal.”

Ben is on Wisconsin Street near Water Street.

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