We’ve seen the car vs bike (and sometimes vs public transportation) commuter challenges that pit various forms of transportation. For today’s Traffic #Popepocalypse in Manhattan, Huff Post Business Reporter Shane Ferro challenged a helicopter taxi service to a race across town.
The fun aspect of this race is that Ferro did this on a heavy CitiBike bike share bike. She notes the similar bike vs JetBlue race during the Los Angeles Carmegeddon in 2011, when a group of athletic cyclists raced the 40 miles from Burbank to Long Beach on road bikes.
I’m also reminded of a bike vs helicopter challenge in Sao Paolo, Brazil that took place in 2009.