Fans could join Shepherd for a spin by making a donation to the USO. Shepherd’s girlfriend rode with him Saturday for a candlelight anniversary dinner with food from a Chicago restaurant owned by Michael Jordan.
The 32-year-old Shepherd called his adventure “a very overwhelming experience” that was made easier by the support of friends, family and the city of Chicago.
“I was thrilled and honored to be able to have all the love and support I did,” Shepherd said.
The previous record was 30 hours and 35 seconds. Shepherd said he didn’t want to simply beat the record, “I wanted to shatter it.”
“It was little rough at about three in the morning, but the more I kept busy, the better,” Shepherd said.
He said his legs felt wobbly after the ride.