The bicycle is the fastest way to get from one place to another via short distances in Des Moines, according to a challenge held this morning by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority. Officials had people race via bike, bus and car from Plymouth Church at the corner of 42nd Street and Ingersoll Avenue to the Des Moines Central Library at 1000 Grand Ave. Jeremy Lewis, executive director of the Bicycle Collective, and Lynn Hicks, business editor of The Des Moines Register, left the church via bicycle at 7 a.m. and arrived at the library at 7:09. Christine Hensley, a Des Moines City Council member, Bethany Wilcoxon of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority and Gunnar Olson from DART left the church via bus at 7:03 a.m. and arrived at the library at 7:16. And Suzet Nelson of KCWI television left the church by car at 7 a.m. and arrived at the library at 7:14. The challenge, Olson of DART said, was meant to raise awareness that people can effectively travel on multiple modes of transportation in Des Moines, not just by car.