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UPDATE: NoHo Cyclists Beat JetBlue Flight, and Carmageddon

Cyclists set out from Cahuenga Boulevard in North Hollywood to prove the bike can be mightier than the car or jet.

UPDATE 1:18 p.m. The cyclists got to Long Beach long before the JetBlue flight from Burbank, according to their Twitter feed. Their journey took a total of 1 hour and 34 minutes, while the flight they were racing had only taken off ten minutes prior to their journey's finish.

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A group of cyclists known as the Wolfpack met in North Hollywood on Cahuenga Boulevard Saturday morning to start a journey in protest of the kerfuffle around Carmageddon.

According to the leader of the cyclists, who identified himself simply as 'Roadblock,' the bike ride was organized as a protest against Los Angeles' over dependence on cars.

Click on the video above to watch the start of the race, and follow the cyclists progress on Twitter by clicking here.

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to read the Echo Park Patch story on how the cyclists came up with the idea in the first place, of their celebration Monday.

Frank Mihelcic July 17, 2011 at 04:00 AM
I would like to see the cyclist, do the North Hollywood to Newport Beach commute five days a week for 4 years. That does include starting work clean and fresh at 8:30 . Cycle to various client meeting during the week and 70% of the time not leaving work until 9:30 PM. Also attending the occastional childrens week nite events. I am not saying we should not monitor how much we depend on cars, but a one off ride to Long Beach is more of a stunt than an alternative of daly travel.
BobbyWeedwacker July 17, 2011 at 05:45 PM
@Frank. why anyone would be so dumb as to live 60 miles from their job is beyond me! Even for dummies that do that everyday spending 3 hours of your life inside a car vs 5 hours riding a bicycle would still seem worth it. Just take a clean pair of clothes to change into after a beach shower :)
Roach July 18, 2011 at 07:19 PM
I ride my bike, 15 miles, to work everyday, then ride it home every night. I sometimes don't leave work until 1:30am. Sure I might be a little sweaty but a clean shirt and some deoderant keeps me fresh.

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