Photo: Biking Sweden

Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

Chris Parrish (left) poses last week with fellow rider Mark Ohrstrom after completing the 186-mile Vatterrundan – the world’s longest recreational bike ride. Held every June in Sweden, this year’s event drew 20,000 cyclists, including one Rappahannock County supervisor and lifelong bike enthusiast. Despite completing the entire course with very little sleep, Parrish said he still felt surprisingly fresh. “I felt like I could have done it again afterwards,” he said, adding that without Ohrstrom’s help (and training), he never would have been able to attend the event.

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