The Commuter Challenge is Missoula In Motion's annual head to head competition where businesses of similar size compete against each other to see who can get everyone to commute sustainably just one time. The Commuter Challenge is not anti-car and it is not pro-bike. The Commuter Challenge is all about exploring new commute options; you just have to do it once to win!
The catch: Each and every person at your workplace or in your department is by default on your team. Getting everyone to make one sustainable commute is the challenge!
The commuter Challenge
THE 2020 COMMUTER CHALLENGE
SEPTEMBER 13-26, 2020
The Commuter Challenge usually happens during the first two week of May but because of the coronavirus pandemic, we rescheduled it for September. Missoula In Motion takes the Missoula City-County Health Department recommendations very seriously which is why we have decided not to hold any in person gatherings surrounding this years challenge. We also understand that commuting habits look a lot different than they did 8 months ago and that the situation is ever evolving. It's also worth reminding everyone that telecommuting or working from home is absolutely a sustainable mode, perhaps the most sustainable mode. Days in which employees work from home, will count towards the Commuter Challenge.
Albeit different, Missoula In Motion is excited to bring the 2020 Commuter Challenge to our wonderful city for cleaner air and a more vibrant community!
CHECK THE 2020 LEADERBOARDS
Your workplace participates by using the online or app Way to Go! Missoula platform. Each coworker will create an account in Way to Go! Missoula and will connect to your team's workplace network. Your Commuter Challenge Captain will be able to see who has logged trips and will be able to run reports and internal raffles or challenges!
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 are the requirements for businesses to participate?
The Commuter Challenge welcomes ALL businesses/non profits affecting the Missoula airshed. Whether you have a team of 5, 50 or 500 employees at your workplace, your participation will make a difference. The only requirement is that every team has a Commuter Challenge Team Captain that serves as the point of contact between your workplace and Missoula In Motion.
HOW TO WIN THE
AS A TEAM:
Winning your size category:
To even out the competition, teams are divided into category's based on size. If you are the ONLY team in your category to achieve All-Star status (meaning every person at your workpalce logs at least one sustainable commute throughout the challenge) then you WIN. If more than one team achieves All-Start status, then the winner is decided by the leader boards. Winning team gets a pizza party!*
Best team photo:
Since we are not encouraging gatherings this year, get creative! Color coordinate or put on costumes and take a photo on Zoom! Or make a photo collage of everyone in your workplace! Enter your best shot by tagging #missoulainmotion or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Winning team will win a set of mugs with their photo on it!
Best social media presence:
Tag #missoulainmotion on all our Commuter Challenge posts! Winning team will win a framed photo collage!
Most improved team:
Make 2020 your best Commuter Challenge yet! Winning team will win a framed certificate with stats on how you've improved!
Perfect participation in post Commuter Challenge survey:
If everyone in your workplace completes the survey at the end of the challenge, your team will win an ice cream party!*
*Logistics are dependent on the status of covid-19. Details TBD.
10 Day medalist:
Commute sustainably every single day of the challenge (10 days total) and be rewarded with a FREE ice cream cone!
Every day that you log a sustainable commute, you'll be entered into win a $25 MDA gift card!
2019 COMMUTER CHALLENGE WINNERS
Micro Employers (<10 employees)
Small Employers (11-20 employees)
Clark Fork Coalition
Medium Employers (21-50 employees)
Adventure Cycling Association
Large Employers (51-99 employees)
City of Missoula Development Services
Macro Employers (100+ employees)
Advanced Technology Group (ATG)
Most Improved Team
Partnership Health Center
Best New Team
Missoula Children's Theater
Best Social Media
Frame of Mind
Best Team Photo
Best Carpool/Vanpool Selfie
Missoula Food Bank