Commuter Challenge

The Commuter Challenge is officially back on for

September 13-26! 

The 2020 Commuter Challenge was meant to happen May 3-16 but because of the coronavirus pandemic, we rescheduled it for September. We understand that many people are still adjusting to changes caused by the pandemic and that the situation is ever evolving. Missoula In Motion takes the Missoula City-County Health Department recommendations very seriously and will be vigilantly watching for changes in their guidelines. We also understand that commuting looks a lot different than it 8 months ago. We want to remind everyone that telecommuting or working from home is absolutely a sustainable mode and 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 community for cleaner air and a more vibrant community!

FAQ

What is the Commuter Challenge?

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 trying 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!

How does my workplace participate? 

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 Commuter Challenge

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 you get every single person at your workpalce 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. Winning team gets a pizza party!

Best team photo:

Enter your best shot by tagging #missoulainmotion or emailing mim@missoulainmotion.com. 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!

Individually:

10 Day medalist: 

Commute sustainably every single day of the challenge (10 days total) and be rewarded with a FREE ice cream cone to Sweet Peaks! 

Daily raffles: 

Every day that you log a sustainable commute, you'll be entered into win a $25 MDA gift card! 

Best Team Captain: 

Did you team captain go above and beyond? Do you owe all your commuting success to them? Nominate them to be the best team captain of the 2020 Commuter Challenge! 

Additional Resources

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2019  COMMUTER CHALLENGE WINNERS

Micro Employers (<10 employees)

Climate Ride

Climate Smart

Free Cycles

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)

See how all 107 teams did in the Challenge! 

   Micro Employers LEADERBOARD

   Small Employers LEADERBOARD

   Medium Employers LEADERBOARD

   Large Employers LEADERBOARD​​

   Macro Employers LEADERBOARD

Most Improved Team

Partnership Health Center

Best New Team

Missoula Children's Theater

Best Social Media

Frame of Mind

Best Team Photo

MMW Architects

Best Carpool/Vanpool Selfie

Missoula Food Bank

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