Ben Bikin’ – World’s Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin
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Ben Bikin’ – World’s Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin

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World's Largest Bicyclist, Water St. and Highway 16, Sparta, WI

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Before hitting up F.A.S.T. you can see a magnificent sample of Sparta’s fiberglass art in action at the World’s Largest Bicyclist at the entrance to the town. The Bicycle Man of Sparta otherwise known as “Ben Bikin” or “Big Ben” stands at thirty-two-feet tall and depicts a man riding an old-fashioned high-wheeler Victorian bicycle. Installed at his base is a speaker box that gives visitors an audio history of Sparta. He symbolizes the town’s claim as the Bicycling Capital of America.

Big Ben, Ben Bikin - World's Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin

Big Ben, Ben Bikin - World's Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin

Big Ben, Ben Bikin - World's Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin

Site: Ben Bikin’ — The World’s Largest Bicyclist
Location: Water St. and Highway 16, Sparta, WI
Cost: Free to see
Hours: Always Visible
Date: August 29, 2008

 

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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