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Bikes Win Race Over JetBlue Airplane in Carmageddon
Posted By Evelyn Lee On July 17, 2011 @ 6:47 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments
A team of cyclists, a guy on a subway, and a Rollerblader beat a JetBlue  flight from Burbank to the city of Long Beach. In light of Carmageddon  this past weekend, JetBlue decided to run a promotion offering $4 dollar fares to fly from the Long Beach Airport down to Burbank and back for one day only. The giveaway prompted a group of bikers, a girl on a her Rollerblades, and a guy on a subway to each race against the clock seeing who could make it to the Long Beach Aquarium  first. In the end, JetBlue ended-up eating their own jet fuel. The local CBS station covered the event (video can be seen HERE ). Full race results on the Metro Rider and Rollerblader after the jump.
The actual results of the race are as follows:
JetBlue is said to be demanding a rematch, but we suggest skipping the plan altogether next time Carmegeddon comes down (which will inevitably happen soon due to the construction schedule on the Mulholland Bridge), opting for more sustainable transportation alternatives.
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URLs in this post:
 JetBlue: http://www.jetblue.com/
 Carmageddon: http://inhabitat.com/la/los-angeles-braces-for-carmegedon/
 Long Beach Aquarium: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/
 HERE: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/16/cyclists-in-burbank-beat-jetblue-to-long-beach/
 LA Bike Crew Wolfpack Hustle: http://www.wolfpackhustle.com/
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