Grizzly to start at Daytona press release [EMEA]
Grizzly to start at Daytona press release [Germany]

‘Grizzly’ – the Swiss endurance biker – has announced he will be starting his round the world record attempt from the famous Daytona Bike Week in the USA.

Grizzly (real name Urs Pedraita) plans to roll out of Daytona’s packed and bustling main street at 1pm on Friday 11th of March 2016.

True to his name, Grizzly has been bear-like in his preparations to ride a Victory Cross Country around the world through five continents in under 100 days (the record currently stands at 120 days). His aim is to ride with a continuous speed with as few stops as possible. 

Over the past year Grizzly has put himself through challenging acclimatisation rides in sub-zero temperatures and he says he is now ready to flex some ‘Modern American Muscle’ on board his Victory Cross Country. While this powerful bagger might be more used to cruising on paved highways, Grizzly shows that this kind of bike can be ridden everywhere – even on ice, snow, sand, mud and gravel.

Additional items on his Victory Cross Country include navigation systems, a 33-litre fuel tank, a customised seat with back support and two LED headlights added on the front for better visibility during his long night rides.

This won’t be Grizzly’s first big ride on a Victory Cross Country – in 2013, he completed a 9,000 mile trip in just 37 days – during the winter.

After leaving Daytona in March, Grizzly’s route is as follows:

Grizzly map

Fans can follow his progress using the ‘Grizzly Tracker app‘ which shows where Grizzly is at any time during the attempt. The web page for this is at http://www.grizzlyraceteam.ch/?page_id=1540

The 100-day mark puts the date as 19th July 2016 and he’ll need to finish by then to break achieve his goal.

With his boundless energy, ability to survive on very little sleep and the ultra-reliable Victory Cross Country, we can count on Grizzly to add this attempt to his growing list of world distance riding records.

Owners of Victory Motorcycles are invited to join Grizzly for one lap of the Daytona 200 road course prior to the start of Grizzly’s record breaking attempt on Friday 11th March 2016.

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NOTES TO EDITORS
Website: www.grizzly-adventure.ch
Facebook: Grizzly Race Team https://www.facebook.com/Grizzly-Race-Team-464229900360193
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrizzlyRaceTeam
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grizzlyraceteam/

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