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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2:55am

Cyclist Vs. Bus Vs. Car In Commute Race

A cyclist is set to face off against a car and a bus during the fifth annual dump the pump challenge Thursday morning.

Savannah City officials say the challenge is part of a national event designed to show that alternative means of transportation can be convenient, cheaper and are better for the environment.

Savannah Bicycle Campaign member Jen Colestock will represent the city's bicycle commuters. Chatham Area Transit Board Member and daily bus commuter Bill Broker is slated to represent bus commuters, and City of Savannah Management Services Bureau Chief Sean Brandon will drive a car.

Officials say a recent study has shown that rates of car ownership are declining among young adults. Officials say cyclists competing in the challenge have won each of Savannah's past dump the pump competitions.

The car versus bus versus bike challenge starts at 8 a.m. at the Twelve Oaks Shopping Plaza in Midtown. Racing to City Hall downtown.

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