Guinness World Records responds to ‘Family on Bikes’ twins
Organization will not recognize the twins’ efforts to be the youngest person to cycle the Pan-American highway as an official Guinness World Records achievement because it is deemed a record unsuitable for attempts conducted by young people
by Pinedale Online!
August 16, 2011
Nancy Vogel wrote: We finally heard from Guinness World Records! Although it's not official recognition of the world record, they commended the boys for a job well done. They are both happy and content with this.
Dear Daryl and Davy Vogel,
Thank you for your passion and commitment to Guinness World Records and congratulations on your recently completed dual attempt as the youngest person to cycle the Pan-American highway.
Unfortunately, it was recently necessary to rest this record category as, along with many others, it has been deemed a record unsuitable for attempts conducted by young people. As such, we cannot recognize your efforts as an official Guinness World Records achievement.
However, it is clear that your journey from Alaska to Argentina was one driven by dedication and perseverance, and for that you should be proud. We hope that you both continue to strive for excellence in all of your achievements and that your passion for achieving the extraordinary never wanes.
Marco Frigatti Vice President of Records, Guinness World Records
Dear everyone who helped us get the certificate from Guinness,
Thanks for helping us get the certificate. It really means a lot to me. After riding for almost three years one of my best motivations was that we would get in the Guinness Book of World Records. We didn't get in the book but that was because they banned that category. At least we still got the record even if it isn't official. We still got the certificate. Thanks a lot for your support.
Dear person who helped with Guinness World Records,
Thank you so much for helping us with Guinness, however you did it. I really appreciate that you would go out of your way to help get us a letter commemorating our success. Along the way we made a lot of choices because of the record. While we were traveling Guinness canceled the record because someone else trying to get the record for youngest to sail around the world crashed and cost someone a lot of money. They decided to drop all of the youngest records because they didn't want to encourage anyone to do stuff that might harm anyone. I'm glad that at least they said we did a good job.
Thanks again, Daryl