Commuter Challenge

2019 Commuter Challenge

The 2019 Commuter Challenge was a HUGE success! 2,200 employees registered to log an alternative commute to/from work during the month of May.


The Commuter Challenge is an online commuting competition that takes place during the month of May. The goal of the challenge is to encourage people that may not otherwise use alternative modes of transportation to use it at least once during this competition. By doing so, they may be more inclined to continue after the competition is complete.

2019 was the 14th Annual Commuter Challenge in which 2,200 commuters competed during the month of May. These commuters, from 275 different organizations, logged almost 40,000 alternative commutes by walking, biking,taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, and telecommuting all while having fun and engaging with their co-workers and community.

Commuters logged over 408,000 alternative commutes and burned an amazing 2,200,000 calories during the month. This saved 638,500 pounds of C02 from entering our atmosphere. 

Click here for more information about the Challenge results and winners. 

Let's gear up for the 15th Annual Commuter Challenge. Registration begins April 1, 2020.


Commuter Challenge Information

We're updating our marketing materials. Check back in April.


April 1, 2020 - registration opens

April 1st - 30th - get co-workers to sign up and practice logging commutes 

May 1, 2020 - The Commuter Challenge Starts with Green Commute Day!

May 1st - 31st - get co-workers to sign up, log commutes, win prizes!

Friday, May 15th: Bike to Work Day!!

Visit our Bike Commuting Stations from 7am-9am


Commuter Challenge photo and Haiku submission rules

To be eligible for prize drawings, you need to be registered for the Commuter Challenge and do the following:

  • Submit photos on our social media. Be sure to make your photos public, tag @getdowntown, include #COMMUTEandWIN and #NoMoHaiku (for Haiku challenge)
  • Facebook - @getdowntown
  • Twitter - @getdowntown
  • Instagram - @getdowntown
  • If you submit your photos on social media, you'll need to email us at Please include your name and the organization you are with.
  • You can also email us your photos to and we'll post it to social media for you. Be sure to include your name and the organization you are with.

I have questions

No problem - email us at

Remember, you get a FREE ice cream coupon from Washtenaw Dairy when you log your first commute! Coupons are sent via Mailchimp each Monday.


Check back in May for more information.