Organizers Try To Make A Point With Car vs. Bike Rematch
They wanted to prove a point.
After a nearly five mile bike ride in 93 degree heat, two local men decided it was much better to commute to work and run errands in a car rather than a bike.
Today's bike vs. car race -- hosted by the Alachua County Republican Party -- featured the group's chairman, Stafford Jones, in his Chevy Avalanche, racing against Alex Patton of Ozean Media.
The challengers had to make five stops and run errands, including depositing money at the bank, buying eggs and ice cream at the supermarket, and purchasing two by fours.
Today's race comes after last month's bike vs. car race, in which Mayor Craig Lowe -- riding his bike -- defeated his opponent, a policeman in his cruiser.
Organizers say putting the biker in a suit and making the competitors run errands, makes today's race much more realistic.
Patton had an early lead during the first two stops. However, Stafford gradually gained a lead and reached the finish line about 45 minutes before Patton.
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