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MSU’s WTI promotes Bozeman Commuter Challenge during May

April 26, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Bozeman’s Commuter Challenge, which runs from May 1-31, will be incorporated into the statewide challenge as part of Walk, Bike, Bus Month.

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s Western Transportation Institute is promoting the Bozeman Commuter Challenge during the month of May as part of its Bozeman Commuter Project. The event challenges Bozeman-area businesses and organizations to log miles commuting to work by biking, walking or using public transportation.

Bozeman’s Commuter Challenge, which runs from May 1-31, will be incorporated into the statewide challenge as part of Walk, Bike, Bus Month. Commuters on teams at Bozeman workplaces will be able to log their miles at mtcommuterchallenge.org and compete both locally and statewide. The challenge is open to anyone working in the Bozeman area and there is no cost to enter.

Participants will be eligible to win prizes from local coffee shops, eateries and retailers. During Bike Week, May 15-19, bicycle commuters can receive free coffee and treats from 7-9 a.m. at various locations around town. From 5-7 p.m., cyclists will also be eligible to receive a $1 discount on pints of local beer from participating breweries. Visit gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org/community-events/bike-to-work-week/ for a full schedule.

Nearly 300 participants and 46 teams have logged over 14,500 miles in one month during past challenges. WTI encourages commuters to be a part of the project and to contribute to a cleaner environment while adding exercise to their daily routines and lowering transportation costs and harmful emissions.

This year’s challenge is sponsored by Bike Walk Montana, PacificSource Health Plans and Bozeman Health.

For more information, contact Dani Hess, WTI, at (907) 306-2992 or daniellehess@montana.edu, or see the Bozeman Commuter Project’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BznCommute/ or Twitter page at https://twitter.com/BznCommute.