The Commuter Challenge is an online commuting competition that takes place annually. 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.
The challenge is conducted through our Commute Central portal, available at CommuteandWin.org or via our getDowntown Commute Central app! Register prior to September 1st, select your organization (there's already 600 pre-loaded!), and practice logging your non-drive alone commutes now!
Commuter Challenge Information
- Marketing Toolkit
We're updating our marketing materials. Check back soon.
- Commuter Challenge Calendar
September 1-5: Bus to Work Week. Celebrate the return of TheRide to 100% of service levels.
September 6-12: Celebrate the Fruits of Pandemic Labor Week. We’ve all had our routines disrupted for months on end, let’s celebrate what we had to do to get here by making sure we’re commuting together!
September 13-19: Walk/Bike to Work Week. Celebrate that new routine of walking or biking by using those newly developed muscles to go to work!
September 17: Bike to Work Day. The most traditional part of the campaign, we will be celebrating biking to work with multiple stations around the area.
September 20-26: I Made a Change Week. Show us what part of the changes you made you are keeping. Working from home, your new running program, the walk you take to that new favorite shop… Show it off!
September 27-30: Creative Commute Week. We know you got bored over the last few months, so show us how your creativity has come out with your co-workers!
- Bike to Work Day Stations
Join our partners on September 17!
The stations are listed as follows (map below):
1. SIC Transit - 1002 Pontiac Trail
2. People's Food Co-op - 216 N 4th Ave
3. Argus Farm Stop Downtown - 325 W Liberty
4. Common Cycle/RoosRoast - Hanover Square Park
5. Argus Farm Stop Packard - 1200 Packard
6. York - 1928 Packard
7. Wheels in Motion - 3402 Washtenaw Ave
8. Motor City Bicycle - 3162 Packard
Wednesday, September 1 to Thursday, September 30
Commuter Challenge 2021 is moving! Instead of a May challenge, as we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be doing a September challenge complete with biking events, a fully operational bus system, and hopefully, with businesses and schools coming back to in-person activities.
Stay tuned for more details.
Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 31
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are postponing the Commuter Challenge to later in 2020. Check back here for more information.
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.