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Bikes Win Race Over JetBlue Airplane in Carmageddon

Posted By Evelyn Lee On July 17, 2011 @ 6:47 pm In Transportation | No Comments

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A team of cyclists, a guy on a subway, and a Rollerblader beat a JetBlue [3] flight from Burbank to the city of Long Beach. In light of Carmageddon [4] 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 [5] first. In the end, JetBlue ended-up eating their own jet fuel. The local CBS station covered the event (video can be seen HERE [6]). Full race results on the Metro Rider and Rollerblader after the jump.

 

The actual results of the race are as follows:

  • LA Bike Crew Wolfpack Hustle [7] made it in 1 Hour and 34 Minutes
  • Gary Kavanagh made it by Metro and Foot in 1 Hour and 44 Minutes
  • Jenni Armstrong made it by rollerblade in 2 Hours and 40 Minutes
  • JetBlue passengers Joe Anthony and Ezra Home made it in 2 Hours and 44 Minutes (but their cab driver also got lost)

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.

+ CBS Coverage [6]
+ Wolf Pack Hustle [7]


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[7] LA Bike Crew Wolfpack Hustle: http://www.wolfpackhustle.com/

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