Are you sitting in your car too much? Want to be more active now that the weather is warming up? Maybe you're new to Seattle and starting to realize that having a car isn't the necessity it was before your move. Try putting aside the car keys this summer, and get to your destination by walking, biking, carpooling or transit.
From 6/15 - 9/9, challenge yourself, family, co-workers and friends to Walk, Bike, and Ride. Here's your chance to start good commuting habits in good weather.
Participate in the 2013 Walk, Bike, Ride Challenge and you could win prizes, including an $800 bike and helmet, hundreds of dollars in gift certificates, free Car2Go membership + mileage, and more!
How it works
The 2013 Walk Bike Ride Challenge runs from June 15 - September 9, 2013. The challenge officially starts on June 15th, but you are welcome to register now to start recruiting people to the challenge or your team.
- Click "Accept Challenge" to join and register for the challenge.
- You can participate in the challenge by yourself, but we think it's more fun to create or join a team.
- You can invite more friends to the challenge by clicking the "Invite" tab.
- Once the challenge starts, report your trips by clicking "Yes, I did it."
- Enter one-way or round-trip, your trip miles, and the mode of transportation.
- The more trips you log, the more chance you have for prizes!
Walk Bike Ride challengers are eligible to win one of the prizes if they convert at least 24 solo car trips to walking, biking, car/vanpooling or riding transit between June 15 and September 9.
The top 50 individuals on the leaderboard will be entered to win:
Grand Prize: A brand new Specialized Sirrus Elite (male) bike or Specialized Vita Elite (female) and helmet from Gregg's Cycles worth $800.
We also have other great prizes for anyone that logs at least 24 trips:
- A $200 REI Gift Card
- A $150 Zipcar gift certificate
- A $100 Farmers Market gift certificate
- Car2Go membership and four hours of use
- Family pack tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo
- And more to come!
Weekly Prizes: Each week in the challenge, we will be raffling off ORCA cards to individuals who invite a friend to the challenge using the "Invite" tab. The friend must accept the challenge and log at least one trip for you to be eligible for the drawing.
We'll also be announcing other opportunities to win prizes from time to time, so stay tuned for details.
What counts as a trip?
A trip is where you walk, bike, car/vanpool, or ride transit to get to your destination. Riding solo in a car does not count as a trip. If you carpool to school that's great; just make sure the driver is registered for the challenge. Trips must be to, from or within Seattle. Also, if you drive to a Park and Ride then take the bus, that counts as a trip. If you bike somewhere and take the bus or rail home, count that trip.
Can I count trips for other drivers in my family?
In order to make the contest fair, we ask that you only report trips taken by you. However, if you want to get your family involved, create a team and invite them to your team. Then they can log trips and you can see the roll-up of your family's trips in one place.
Are employee-sponsored commute plans eligible?
If you are participating in an employee sponsored commute trip reduction plan, you are still eligible to participate and log your saved trips.
The 2013 Walk Bike Ride Challenge is open to residents of Washington State who are above the age of 13. If an individual under the age of 18 is selected as a winner, a parent or guardian of that entrant must sign a release on behalf of the entrant to be eligible to receive a prize. If the entrant does not provide such a signed release within a reasonable amount of time, the entrant forfeits any claim to a prize associated with the contest.
By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules. Each entrant releases Seattle Department of Transportation, its departments, divisions, and contractors, from any damage, loss or liability suffered as a result of or arising from the entrant's participation in the contest or use of any prize. These rules are subject to change at the discretion of Seattle Department of Transportation without notice to contest entrants individually.
How are the prize winners selected?
Prizes will be awarded per the description above. Agents of Seattle Department of Transportation will act as contest judges in awarding prizes and their decisions are final.
Seattle Department of Transportation reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to substitute any component of a prize for its cash value or a prize of approximately the same retail value. Prizes are non-transferable, must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged by a declared winner for cash or other substitutes. The refusal by an entrant to accept any prize or any part of the prize releases and forever discharges Seattle Department of Transportation and their agents of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery.
Reported actions must be factual and accurate representations of real events in order to be eligible for prizes. Each participant in the challenge agrees to honestly abide by this rule and certify that reported actions did actually occur. Luum and Seattle Department of Transportation reserve the right to review and evaluate reported actions on this basis. Users found in violation of this rule will be disqualified from the contest.
Entrants will not be individually contacted, except for selected entrants or declared winners, who will be contacted by email.