Trevecca Nazarene University

Racing Through Town at Rush Hour

2005 Commuter Race Participants. From left to right: Joe White, Don Kintner, Tim Shay, William Anderson, Billy Byler, Sally Robertson.
Walk/Bike Nashville teamed up with Trevecca Nazarene University and the Veloteers Bicycle Club for the 3rd Annual Great Commuter Race. For the third year in a row, the bicyclist blew the competition away, proving that the automobile does not work all that well in the central city during the morning rush hour. The participants who raced a roughly 4 mile course from Trevecca to the Bicentennial Mall were allowed to choose their own route so long as they followed all traffic laws.
Trevecca faculty member Don Kintner won the race while the finish line was still being set up. Trevecca students Billy Byler and Tim Shay completed a 4 mile run in just under 30 minutes, only 8 minutes after driver William Anderson arrived. Sally Robertson, a Veloteers Bicycle Club member finished the route by taking the bus with her bike and then riding the final leg to the Bicentennial Mall in just over 44 minutes. The MTA bus at Trevecca was delayed due to a traffic jam on Murfreesboro Rd. If the race started one minute earlier, the bus rider would have immediately boarded the bus and reduced her time by about 20 minutes. Robertson, a Mt. Juliet resident, frequently uses her bike and a MTA bus to travel to Nashville Tech in West Nashville.
11:40    Bicyclist
21:55    Driver
29:10    Runner
44:30    Bus Rider with bike

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