And The Winner Is……………….!

Congratulations to Deen Pugh of Coeur d’Alene Idaho!

Dean was our lucky raffle winner of the Shimano Pro Disk Wheel autographed by three time Hawaii Ironman World Champion and course record holder Craig Alexander . Congratulations Deen and Thank YOU for your support of the Boys and Girls Club or Kootenai County!!!! One big question remains…..will Deen race the lucky wheel in his upcoming Ironman Canada race or will he put it on his wall? I guess we will find out in three weeks! Good Luck Deen!




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Guinness Book of World Records grants the 2012 Big Bike Adventure Team the Official World Record title for “Farthest Distance Travelled on a Bicycle in 24 hours by a Team”

We only wish our Supporters, Volunteers, Sponsor names and “The Kids” could be listed on the title as well. Without the support received from all of you, this achievement wouldn’t have been possible! Thank you to everyone for your support!

The letter received read as follows;

Dear Mr Ian Martin,

We are pleased to confirm that you have successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for “Farthest distance travelled on a bicycle in 24 hours by a Team” Guinness World Records congratulates you on your achievement. Enclosed is your official Guinness World Records certificate confirming your title.

Details of your achievement have been entered into our Records Database as follows:

‘The farthest distance travelled on a bicycle in 24 hours by a Team is 982.39 km (610.43 miles) and was achieved by Mike Gaertner, Jeffrey Larson, Bruce Johnson, Tom Lamphier, Greg Gervais, George J. Rohlinger, Don Crawford, Trent Munyer, Jason RW Johnson and Ian Martin (all USA) at Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, Idaho, USA, from 14 to 15 September 2012.

We are pleased to welcome you to the very select club of Guinness World Records title holders.

Yours sincerely – Guinness World Records


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3X Hawaii Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander lends a hand (and signature) to support the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County!

Don’t miss your chance to win a 2011 Model Shimano Pro Disk Wheels used by Craig “Crowie” Alexander the world’s top triathlete. This wheel, donated by Vertical Earth of Coeur d’Alene was used by The World Champion during the 2011 season.  This wheel valued at over $2,000 is one of the best money can buy, is extremely hard to come by and probably a one of a kind considering it is also autographed by The World Champion himself.

We will be selling a limited number of 250 raffle tickets and proceeds from the raffle will be donated to The Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County.

Tickets can be purchased at Vertical Earth – 2175 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene Idaho 83814 or by calling at (208)-667-5503 or online by clicking the ticket image below:

Purchase Tickets Online

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The Big Red Fundraising Thermometer Hits $40,000!

The Big Bike Adventure Team would like to thank all of our supporters and volunteers that have helped make our event a success. Because of your generosity, willingness to donate your time, services and financial support we are having another great year in our mission to support the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County.

A Special Thanks to the following:

  • Sponsors: Bowe Company ● Blue Dog RV ● Coeur d’Alene Spine ● Copper Basin Construction ● Great Floors ● Grocery Outlet of Coeur d’Alene ● Johnsonite ● Coeur d’Alene Kenpo Karate ● Kiwanis of Coeur d’Alene ● Idaho Panhandle Kiwanis ● Laticrete ● Mannington ● Mapei ● The Mohawk Group ● Lake City Engineering ● Quicksilver Commercial ● Radiant Lake ● State Line Speedway ● Two Wheeler Dealer ● Vertical Earth ● Williamson Johnson Company ● Coeur d’Alene Builders Supply ● Central Pre Mix
  • Supporters: Sharon Nelson ● Neil & Elva Kells ● Bob Fisher ● Parkwood Business Properties ● Tracey Yost ● Bret Wheeler ● Alison Gonsalves ● Sue Lauer ● Craig Fallon ● Kristin Fallon ● Tom Clark ● Chris & Alisa Vincent ● Suzanne Crawford ● John Waite ● Mark Murphy ● Steve Griffitts  Jack Heath ● Cort & Val Wilcox ● Alexander Endo ● Patrick Zellar ● Ryan Dehryver ● James Yost  Jeff Smith ● Lynn Taylor ● Paul Daugharty ● Ned Brandenberger ● Kim Shrader ● Joshua Prewitt  John & Mary Martin ● Randy Rubenstein ● Alicia Orozco ● Mark Strecker ● Eric Boender ● Robert C Baird ● Cliff, Leanne & Kaitlyn Garrison ● Julie Tonning ● Charlie & Kirstin Freese ● Ray Rasmussen ● Brad Moeller ● Paul C White ● Fred Williamson ● The Loomis Family ● Tim Warner ● Charla Boadle ● Paul Gibian ● Bruce Martin ● Harold Chapman ● Denny LaRue ● Steve Lux ● Tim Skelton ● Scott Watford ● Laura Stringer ● Doss Marketing ● Julie Peyton  Mitch Pierce ● Kelly & Dana Woudenberg ● Kevin D. Hoyle ● Steve Prokopiw ● Cyndie Lempesis  Michael & Connie Drager ● Matt Halloran ● Ryan & Jame Davis ● Matt Rose ● Tom Ryse ● Dana Garrison ● Jim Stefanoff & Family ● Scott Watford ● Molly Obetz ● Eric Koelsch ● Alexander Oenes ● Scott Steele ● Ben Johnson ● Ian M Smith, MD ● Ron Nilson ● Olaf Van Luenen
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And The Survey Says….610.43 Miles!

Lake City Engineering and Johnson Surveying have completed the final survey of the track and the numbers are in…..The final results say 2195 laps = 610.43 miles in 24 hours!


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Local Kiwanis Clubs Team Up for a BIG $2,800 Sponsorship Donation!

The Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Panhandle Kiwanis Clubs have teamed up to offer a combined sponsorship pledge in the amount of $2,800.00. The Team members of The Big Bike Adventure would like to thank these two outstanding community organizations for their sponsorship AND volunteer support during our event this year!


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Thank You Laticrete – Johnsonite – InterfaceFLOR & Grocery Outlet!

Thank You to our latest sponsors Laticrete, Johnsonite, InterfaceFLOR and Grocery Outlet of Coeur d’Alene!

The Big Bike Adventure Team and The Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County would like to recognize our latest sponsors. Three 2011 sponsors Laticrete, Johnsonite, InterfaceFLOR have signed on again this year to support the team in their latest adventure with financial commitments that will get us closer to our total fundraising goal of $62,500.Thanks to you all for jumping on board again this year we couldn’t  do it without you! We would also like to thank the Grocery Outlet of Coeur d’Alene. Grocery Outlet will be providing the team with the much needed food and water supplies for the 24 hour event. This is just another great example of how our community is  jumping on board to support our local youth.


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The Big Red Fundraising Meter Hits $18,900.00!

You are ALL AWESOME! We would like to thank all of our sponsors and supports who are helping us help the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County! To date we have received pledge commitments for a total amount of $18,900 and the we continue to gain momentum!


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UPDATE! New Guinness Photo Evidence Requirement Forces a Venue Change!

Notice to all of our Big Bike Adventure Friends:

We wanted to inform you all of a recent event that has forced us to change venues as well as move our scheduled start time up one day.

NEW VENUE: State Line Speedway , Post Falls Idaho

NEW TIMES: Starting Friday September 14th around 9:00am, finishing 24 hours later Saturday September 15th.

EXPLANATION FOR THE CHANGE: While making final preparations for the Guinness World Record attempt a final list of questions and clarifications were sent to Guinness regarding the video and photo evidence requirements needed in order to provide the proof required to submit to Guinness for approval. Upon receiving the response which stated we must record the event for the entire 24 hours and it must show the cyclist riding in the video at all times we were forced to reconsider the originally planned venue location due to some limiting factors. After taking into consideration all our of options, while also keeping the safety of the residents and riders in mind we realized we had two choices; to seek out another venue or possibly be forced to postpone the event until 2013 when one could be found that would allow us to safely meet these new requirements.  The main factor in this decision was the safety of the riders, the residents and the spectators with regards to meeting the insurance requirements for the chase vehicles that would now be required due to the new video proof requirements.

We are happy to say after contacting Mr. Larry Bertrand with State Line Speedway he has agreed to work with our group and fit us into their tight schedule so we could still make this event happen for the kids this year. We would like to thank Mr. Bertrand and his group for their willingness to work with us and keep this important fundraiser on task.

We would also like to extend a sincere apology and thank you to the residents of Radiant Lake for their efforts to date. We deeply  regret we had to move the event and are extremely appreciative of the hard work, time and effort Nancy Gagner and the community members of Radiant Lake put forth.

Thank You,

Ian Martin  & The Big Bike Adventure 2012 Team


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MAPEI issues a Big Bike Adventure Challenge and we need your HELP!!

MAPEI, one of our Sponsors from 2011 has issued a Big Bike Adventure Challenge and we need your HELP!

For every new person that ”Likes” The Big Bike Adventure Facebook Page from now until Noon Pacific Time on Monday, August 20th, Mapei will donate $10.00 for the first 100 new Like’s up to $1,000.00 to The Big Bike Adventure 2012!!!!!

WOW!! what an awesome way to support the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County. Help us out and help the kids I can’t think of an easier way to help the cause!


Please Share this link and help us get 100 new “Likes” by noon on Monday for the Kids!:!/pages/Big-Bike-Adventure-2012/119361278152820

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