Seriously, it could be a Guinness Book World Record. Nicknamed the “Mayor of Fun” at the famous Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Bean’re brings his antics to all kinds of situations doing what he does best, showing off and having fun. This time, the colorful character will have fun attempting a ride on a mini bike from Louisville, Kentucky to the Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Tomorrow Sunday July 28th, the Louisville native (with no official permanent address) will depart on his 44 year-old European 50cc Lube, a rare mini bike, that features a German NSU Quick 50 4-speed, 2-stroke engine. Available between 1963-1965 it is considered to be one of the best 2-cycle engines ever made.
The current Guinness World Book Record is 450 miles in 4 days and 26 hours riding time. Bean’re’s inspiration to set this special record is two-fold, “Buffalo Chip wanted to set some world records this year during rally, so I was looking into records that existed and wanted to set my own,” tells the “Mayor of Fun.” I also want to show that you can ride anything to Sturgis no matter the size, the make, or how old it is.”
Wearing his custom made daredevil helmet and outfit he will make his way along back roads, (minibikes are illegal on highways) riding through cities like St. Louis, MO, Omaha, NE, and through small towns like Anamosa, IA, and reservations like Pine Ridge Reservation in SD. Sturgis Bike Week is August 5 – 11. Bean’re’s goal is to get to Sturgis on August 1st to a welcome reception at The CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® Campground. At arrival he is looking for a bath and a masseuse (it can be only in this order…) Fans can follow Bean’re’s adventures at Everything Bean’re