2014 Challenge Kicks-Off May 1!
Can you walk, bike, or take public transit for 100 miles in 2014? Looking for inspiration or motivation to use active transportation options to meet your daily needs? Take the Challenge and enjoy the many rewards of leaving your car at home.
The 2014 100 Mile Challenge runs from May 1 through October 31, 2014. Sign up today and request free resources, then start logging your active transportation trips to, from, and around Lake Oswego to become eligible to win prizes each month and one of two grand prizes.
The 100 Mile Challenge is an active transportation program that provides an opportunity for all of us to rethink how we get around, especially trips within two miles of home. Just leave your car at home; walk, bike, bus, or use another car-free option to get there; log your trips; and qualify for prizes.
Having trouble signing up or using the trip tracking web site? Check out the videos linked at the bottom of this page for tips on common registration and trip logging questions, including: Video 1 - How to Register for the 100 Mile Challenge; and Video 2 - How to Log Trips and Use the Drive Less Connect Website.
Participants who log active transportation trips as part of the 100 Mile Challenge may be eligible to win prizes, or incentives, each month during the Challenge and one of two grand prizes. Car-free trips to, from, and within Lake Oswego count; simply travel and log the specified number of miles and you are entered to win.
For each month of the Challenge, May through October, three prizes will be awarded (chosen randomly from qualified participants), as follows:
- One for a person that has logged 25 miles walking during that month.
- Two for participants that logged 100 miles by bike, walking, using transit, or any other car-free option during that month.
- Prizes are $25 gift cards from area businesses, including Dang's Thai Kitchen (May), Lakeside Bicycles (June), New Seasons Market (July), Fred Meyer (August), Powell's Books (September), and Zupan's Market (October).
At the end of the Challenge, participants who have reached 100 miles or 500 miles are entered to win one of two grand prizes:
- 100 mile grand prize - a $100 REI gift card.
- 500 mile grand prize - a new Trek bike, compliments of the Bike Gallery - Lake Oswego ($420 approximate value).
Active Transportation Resources
When you sign up for the Challenge, you can request a reusable bag with these helpful resources, while supplies last:
- Metro's Bike There! map,
- Metro's Walk There! book,
- Lake Oswego area maps,
- TriMet information and route map, and
- A reflective safety arm band.
Additional resources are available to help you on the road to meeting the 100 Mile Challenge, including the following:
- TriMet's trip planning tool - Find routes and travel times using transit, bike, and walking.
- Metro area travel options - Find information on biking, transit, telecommute, walking, carsharing, and carpool/vanpool.
- Local bike shops:
- Free bike clinics, such as Commuting 101, Fix a Flat, and Basic Bike Repair, plus community rides from the Bike Gallery. Learn more here.
- Walk + Bike - Oregon Safe Routes to Schools, including resources on how to participate in May's Walk+Bike Challenge Month.
Find additional resources and resources for employers in the documents linked at the bottom of this page.
Encourage your friends, family, co-workers, and employees to join us in finding more enjoyable and healthy ways to get from here to there! Help us spread the word by sharing the 100 Mile Challenge linked below.
For more information or questions, contact us by email or at 503-635-0291.
The 100 Mile Challenge is an outreach program of the Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board.
2013 and 2012 Challenge Results
Results from the 2013 and 2012 Challenges can be found in the memo prepared for the Sustainability Advisory Board, linked below.
The 100 Mile Challenge trip tracking website, active transportation resources, and 2013 incentives were funded through the City's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.
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