It’s no secret that bicycles are one of the quickest ways to travel the city, regularly pedaling faster than cars and transit. But how well would a two-wheeler fare if its competition wasn’t always mired in traffic? The São Paulo Intermodal Challenge made plans to find out, pitting bicycle riders against a helicopter passenger for a point to point race featuring buses, cars, feet, subway and even a wheelchair.

Not so surprisingly, a fixed gear bicyclist won the unscientific competition, beating out it’s airborne competition for time and pollution emitted. Watch the rush hour race through “the world’s worst traffic jams” below.