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

F.A.S.T. (Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks) is the premier manufacturer of fiberglass statues in America. It’s probably the most well known Sparta tourist attraction as you can stop by the grounds to check out the field of roadside attractions in various states of creation. But before hitting up F.A.S.T. you can see a magnificent sample of Sparta’s fiberglass art in action at the Ben Bikin, the World’s Largest Bicyclist statue at the entrance to the town.

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

The Bicycle Man of Sparta otherwise known as “Ben Bikin” or “Big Ben” or “the world’s largest bicyclist” stands in a park at thirty-two-feet tall. The fiberglass sculpture depicts a man riding an old-fashioned high-wheeler Victorian bicycle. He wears a red coat, yellow pants, black riding boots, a black hat, and a curled mustache that would make any hipster jealous.

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This Sparta, Wisconsin attraction’s base is painted green with an inscription that reads “Welcome to Sparta, Wisconsin” and installed inside is a speaker box that gives visitors an audio history of Sparta. He symbolizes the town’s claim as the Bicycling Capital of America (Sparta is located in the center of 101 miles of connected State Bike Trails).

He’s been in his current location since 1995 and is quite a site to see and a perfect stop on your next Wisconsin road trip (or bicycle trip!). Check him out and be sure to yell “THIS IS SPARTA!” before riding on to the next roadside attraction.

If you love this Wisconsin roadside attraction you can also now find his blue and white twin, Will B. Rolling, in Port Byron, Illinois.

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

I saw this fiberglass giant bicycle and man on my road trip to Mount Rushmore. Other nearby Wisconsin roadside attractions included the Pink Elephant in DeForest and the Giant Western Mouse in Oakdale.

Ben Bikin’ — The World’s Largest Bicyclist

Location: 101 E Wisconsin St, Sparta, WI 54656 (Water St. and Highway 16)
Cost: Free to see
Hours: Always Visible
Date of Photos: August 29, 2008

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Giant Fiberglass World's Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin. Also known as Ben Bikin' or Big Ben he symbolizes the Bicycling Capital of America. Visit this weird roadside attraction on your Wisconsin road trip and add Sparta to your road trip route, itinerary, and travel bucket lists!
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Giant Fiberglass World’s Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin. Also known as Ben Bikin’ or Big Ben he symbolizes the Bicycling Capital of America. Visit this weird roadside attraction on your Wisconsin road trip and add Sparta to your road trip route, itinerary, and travel bucket lists!

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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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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.