The bike easily beat out the car and bus in the National Bike Month Commuter Contest yesterday evening. Here are the final times among the various modes of transportation for the Starbucks (downtown Albany) to Starbucks (Stuyvesant Plaza) route, which was about five miles long:
1. First Bike - 15:41 (19 mph)
2. The Smart Car - 21:00 (14 mph)
3. The Bus Riders - 44:00 (6.8 mph)
Willem Heydendael rode the first bike to the finish. He commutes everyday from Troy to Albany Med, where he's a grad student in the neurosciences program. And get this, he says that during the past year he's only driven to AMC from Troy about six times. The rest of his trips were all on the bike.
Earlier on AOA:
+ Does it pay to ride the bus?
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