Carmageddon Challenge Cyclists - JetBlue Flight Gets Beat

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07/17/2011 10:24 AM ET

Carmageddon Challenge Cyclists. Carmageddon Race Challenge with Cyclists. A group of cyclists beat a JetBlue flight from Burbank to Long Beach in a “Carmageddon” race challenge Saturday.

The race challenge came about when bloggers dared the urban bicyclist group “Wolfpack Hustle”. The dare was to go head to head with a special “Carmageddon” flight from Burbank to Long Beach offered during the weekend closure of a 10-mile stretch of the 405 for $4 one-way. The six members of the group, who bike 50 to 70 miles every Monday, left at 10:50am Saturday from the intersection of Cahuenga and Chandler for the 38.4-mile ride.

Bicycle blogger Joe Anthony left home at the same time to drive himself to the airport in order to catch the 12:20pm flight. The flight landed at 1:05pm in Long Beach, where Anthony caught a ride to the finish line at Long Beach Aquarium. Aside from media and a small group of supporters, the starting line was relatively quiet.

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