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.


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.


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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