GoGallatin Commuter Challenge - May 10th-21st
- Monday, May 10, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021, from 12:00am to 11:59pm
- Gallatin Valley Wide
The Gallatin Commuter Challenge is normally a month-long competition between organizations in Bozeman and surrounding areas to replace drive alone trips to and from work by biking, walking, riding the bus, and carpooling. Times are different as we approach this year’s Challenge because of this, we are going to do things a little differently.
Why? We are all about promoting active, sustainable, and healthy forms of transportation to work, to play, for errands, and just to get outside. Biking, walking, running, and rolling (skateboard, rollerblades, scooters...) provide many different benefits; you can get fresh air, have fun, burn calories, reduce stress, save money, reduce your environmental impact, get helmet hair, and even get a great tan. This year, during these different and somewhat difficult times, we are encouraging people to “Get Up and Go.”
What’s new? Instead of a month-long initiative, we are condensing the Challenge to two weeks in May. In addition to trips to and from work and for running errands, you can log exercise trips made for fun! You can still log work-related trips but, if you aren’t working or are working from home, getting outside on your wheels or your feet count towards points as well. Also, you can participate in the challenge without joining a team. If you want to fly solo and track your trips, create an account, sign-up for the challenge, and start logging. You will not be eligible for the Team Trophies but will be eligible to win other sweet prizes.
What’s the game? Log your exercise and trips for the duration of the challenge. Team standings are determined by the number of trips logged by ALL of the enrolled employees at your workplace, so get as many of your coworkers as you can to sign up and log trips! If you want to create teams within your business or organization, we can help you do that.
What counts as a “trip”? A one-way journey to or from work, the grocery store, or other utilitarian trip made by bike, bus, foot, carpool, or other sustainable transportation methods. If you bike both to work and home, that counts as two trips. Also, (new as of this year) any bike ride, walk, run, or roll that lasts for at least 20 minutes counts as a trip. The maximum number of trips that you can log in a day is 6! Additionally, trips can be logged using Strava, Waze, or the Commute Tracker app.
When do we start? The Go Gallatin Challenge starts on May 10th and ends on May 21st. Any trips taken during this time period can be logged and will count towards your team’s total trip number as well as your own chance to win an awesome prize from our local sponsors.
What is my network? Your workplace/organization. For larger organizations like Bozeman Health, or MSU, different departments could be designated as “sub-networks” of the larger workplace network (Contact Matt if you’d like to set up a subnetwork! [email protected]).
How do I win a prize drawing? Just log at least three bike, walk, bus, or carpool trip per week during the challenge time May 10th - 21st! All trips that you log in June will count towards your team's standings, as well as make you eligible for a prize drawing (however, more trips don't mean better chances of winning a drawing).
HELP I never remember to log my trips! Download the Commute Tracker app for iOS or android to have your commutes logged automatically - just open the app and confirm trips and mode used. Here's how to connect it! Also new this year, you can link your Strava account to the Bozeman Commute website. Download the Strava app for iOS or android and log your trips that way. Here's how to connect it!
How are results calculated? For example, an organization has 10 total employees, there are 5 eligible days in the week, and 4 of them log each day. That network would then have (4x5)/(10x5)=40% participation for the week. Keep track of how your workplace stacks up by clicking the full leaderboards link at the top of this page!
Want to sign up? Click here
Still have questions? Reach out to us via email.