Cape Town - Professional poker player and 'Playboy of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian
has teamed up with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong before attempting to cycle from Hollywood to Las Vegas in 48 hours.
According to NZ Herald website, Bilzerian
accepted a bet from fellow poker player Bill Perkins for $600 000 to
complete the ride from Bilzerian's home in California's Hollywood Hills
to the Las Vegas sign within two days.
According to a tweet from Perkins, Bilzerian has up until May 31, 2016, to start the trek.
Bilzerian responded with a tweet of his own, saying that he hasn't been on a bike in 18 years.
Bilzerian will need to
cover 471km to win the bet.
GoogleMaps predicts the distance would take 26
hours of straight riding, in what normally takes around four and a half
hours to drive.
"This is no joke," Bilzerian told the New York Post.
does this. From LA to Vegas I have a 13 000-foot climb - which is (almost) half of Mount Everest - but I wanted a challenge."
He told the New York Post that he's plans to spend
around $125 000 on equipment, chase vans and support staff including
bike techs, a doctor, two chefs, trainer, masseuse and an assistant.
Win or lose, he'll give $25 000 to Armstrong's child-cancer charity.
Bilzerian also has nearly 16.5 million Instagram followers and has been dubbed the
'Playboy of Instagram' due to posting photos of parties with models.