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6 bicyclists beat $4 JetBlue flight in race during Carmageddon
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Six bicyclists won their race with a JetBlue flight that traveled from Burbank to Long Beach during Carmageddon weekend.
Members of the bicycle group, Wolfpack Hustle, took 1 hour and 34 minutes to complete their journey from North Hollywood to Long Beach, according to the group's Twitter page.
The cyclists were raising money for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
"We just raised $7000 for @lacbc hope that means LA River rides are free for life," Wolfpack Hustle tweeted.
The JetBlue flight, which offered $4 tickets for people trying to beat the 405 Freeway closure, arrived in Long Beach an hour after the bicyclists.
"We've got to hand it to you for beating our flight today, @wolfpackhustle and kudos for raising $7000 for @lacbc. Nice going!" JetBlue tweeted.
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