Will B. Rolling – Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

You might think a bicycle built for two is as big as it gets but you have to stop in Byron, Illinois to see something even bigger: Will B. Rolling, a giant fiberglass bicyclist on a giant fiberglass bike.

And, if you’ve ever been to Sparta, Wisconsin, this Illinois roadside attraction will have you doing a double take.

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Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

At 30-feet tall, Will B. Rolling is a giant bicyclist on a giant bike. He wears a light blue blazer, white pants, a green bowtie, and a black porkpie hat. He rides a larger-than-life 1890s-era Penny-Farthing bicycle.

Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

The giant fiberglass bicycle and rider was installed overlooking the Mississippi River in Port Byron on Thursday, November 14, 2013. It fast became a must-see stop on the the Great River Trail, a 60-mile bike trail that winds through the riverfront communities on the Mississippi River in Illinois.

Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

Will B. Rolling was made by F.A.S.T. (Fiberglass, Animals, Shapes, and Trademarks) Corp. in Sparta, Wisconsin and was modeled after a very familiar Wisconsin roadside attraction: Sparta’s very own Ben Bikin.

Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

In fact, Port Byron’s version came about after the town’s former mayor, Lawrence Bay, visited Sparta to ride the Elroy-Sparta Trail. As both Sparta and Port Byron attract bicycling enthusiasts he commissioned FAST to create the replica (distinguished by a different color scheme) and then gifted the $60,000 roadside attraction to the village.

Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

Want to ditch your car for a bicycle trip? A now annual “Will To Ben Bike Tour” takes riders on a 300 mile journey, connecting the two towns and the twin roadside attractions!

Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois
Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois
Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois
Will B. Rolling - Fiberglass Bicyclist in Port Byron, Illinois

Will B. Rolling – Fiberglass Bicyclist

Address: 108 South Main St, Port Byron, IL
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.