Hey Missoula! The Commuter Challenge is back and registration is now open! Join the 2021 Commuter Challenge and Fall for a Cool Commute. The goal is for you and all of your co-workers to make at least 1 sustainable commute to work between September 19th – October 2nd. Feed your competitive side and try to beat out all of the other workplaces in town for prizes, rewards, and the title of Champion! Summer’s a great time to commute more sustainably, but we’re challenging YOU to keep it up through the Fall. Whether it's walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling, or vanpooling - give it a try and see if you Fall for a Cool Commute!
FOLLOW THE 2021
Check in to see how you are stacking up against other teams in your size category by checking the leaderboards - updated hourly throughout the challenge!
Winning as a team:
To even out the competition, teams are divided into categories based on size. If you are the ONLY team in your category to achieve All-Star status (meaning you get every single person at your workplace to log a sustainable commute) then you WIN. If more than one team achieves All-Start status, then the winner is decided by the leader boards. The winning team gets a pizza party!
Best Team Photo:
Enter your best shot by tagging #missoulainmotion or emailing it to email@example.com. The winning team will win a custom set of office mugs with the photo printed on them!
Best Social Media Presence:
Tag #missoulainmotion on all our Commuter Challenge posts! The team with the best content will win a framed photo collage!
Most Into It Team:
Some teams go above and beyond sharing the benefits of sustainable commuting, encouraging each other to try sustainable modes, and getting their coworkers excited about the Commuter Challenge. Those teams aren't always their size category winners, but we want to acknowledge them and reward their hard work with an office ice cream party!
Winning as an individual:
Daily $50 Raffles:
Local businesses generously donated $50 gift cards to be raffled off throughout the Challenge. Log a sustainable trip every day to automatically be entered into the drawing for 1 of the 2 gift cards.
Drawings will be announced the following day at 12:00 pm.
(Saturday and Sunday trips will be added to Monday's raffle and announced Tuesday afternoon.)
10 Day Medalist:
Commute sustainably and log your trip every single day of the challenge (10 days total) and earn yourself a FREE pastry from Le Petit!
WAY TO GO!
Your workplace participates by logging sustainable trips with the Way to Go! Missoula website and/or App. Each employee will create an account in Way to Go! Missoula and connect to your workplace network so their trips will automatically count for your team. Need help creating an account, logging a sustainable commute, or claiming a monthly reward? Click the tutorials below!
What is a commute?
The Commuter Challenge focuses specifically on your daily travel to and from your workplace. While we strongly encourage using sustainable travel modes throughout the day to run errands, grab lunch, etc. these additional trips will NOT be counted in this particular challenge. These trips should be logged as "errands" on Way to Go! Missoula.
What is a sustainable commute?
Any mode other than driving alone (walk, bike, bus, carpool, vanpool, telecommute, skateboard, rollerblade, etc.)
What counts as a carpool?
By using fewer cars to carry more people, carpool reduces traffic and lowers emissions. In order for your commute to count as a carpool, the other people in the vehicle must be eligible drivers (ie. 16 years or older with a valid driver's license.) and the car must remain at its final destination. When questioning carpool eligibility, ask yourself - Am I taking a car off the road that would otherwise be contributing to traffic and co2 emissions?
Do electric vehicles count as a sustainable mode?
Not in this challenge. The goal of the Commuter Challenge is to both reduce emissions AND mitigate traffic congestion. Driving an electric vehicle alone does not count toward the challenge, but carpooling in an electric vehicle does!
Does telecommuting count?
Yes! Telecommuting reduces traffic congestion and improves air quality almost more than any other sustainable mode. Working from home might not feel as exciting as riding your bike to the office, but it counts equally toward the challenge.
Have more questions?
We are happy to help! Call or email us Mon-Friday, 8am-5pm.
Commuter Challenge Captain's Breakfast
August 31, 2021 / 8:15 AM
Missoula Public Library
September 20, 2021 / 5:00 - 7:00 PM
September 19 - October 2, 2021
Last Day to Log Trips
October 6, 2021
October 21, 2021 / 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Burns Street Bistro
PAST COMMUTER CHALLENGE WINNERS
Small Employers (2-10 employees)
Medium Employers (11-40 employees)
Large Employers (40-100 employees)
Missoula Children's Theatre
Macro Employers (100+ employees)
Best Team Photo
MSU Nursing 2021, A Grizzly Named Bob