Published: Mon, 01/13/2020 - 3:58 PM
It's tough to believe we are already in Week 3, but here we are! From January 13th through January 19th, we're looking for your picture with one of the campaign posters placed at several businesses as well as on the inside of TheRide's buses running throughout the area. It can be a selfie, a posed photo related to your commute, a group photo, or even an art photo, as long as it includes the poster in the photo.
Published: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 1:30 PM
It's time again for one of the favorite challenge weeks of the contest, the Winter Haiku week! Send us a Haiku about your non-drive alone commute, photos encouraged, between January 6th and January 12th. That includes mode eligible in the challenge (although if you do select other, we REALLY want that photo)! Post your Haiku to social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) using our hashtags #WinterHaiku & #OWNWINTER, and email it to us at email@example.com so we can be sure to give you credit!
Published: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:54 AM
So we've had a bit of a rocky start with the getDowntown Challenge team, between office closings and being under the weather, but we're going to keep plowing through like all of you do when you show how to #OWNWINTER! So the challenge for this week is simply to log a commute using a mode that burns calories. You know you ate too much over Christmas, and, ahem, celebrated too much at New Year's, so get back at it with your active method of getting to and from work!
Published: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:33 PM
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2019
The Polar Vortex Didn’t Stop Commuters from Conquering the Cold
Published: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 1:49 PM
Our friends at goDCgo have this winter weather thing down. Check out these tips to keep you safe and warm.
Published: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:33 AM
ANN ARBOR, MI – The getDowntown Program, along with The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), is excited to announce a forty-seven percent increase in participation in the Conquer the Cold Challenge that took place January 1 – January 31, 2017, making this year’s challenge the most participated Conquer the Cold Challenge to date for the organization.
Published: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:36 AM
It's February and that means our Conquer the Cold Challenge is over. What a challenge it was!
Participation this year blew away last year by a whopping 47%! Yay for more alternative commuters!
Here are the 2017 Conquer the Cold Final Stats:
Published: Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:42 AM
It's Winter Wonderland Commuting Pic Week! (Really?)
It's Winter Wonderland Commuting Pic week for Conquer the Cold. But where is winter?
Published: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:44 AM
It's Haiku Week!
It's Haiku week for Conquer the Cold and winter has definitely shown up. If you work in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi Area, register now (https://challenge.conquerthecold.org) and post your winter commuting Haiku on the getDowntown Facebook page or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes for randomly chosen winners include a $50 gift card to Sam's Store, $25 gift card to Ypsi Running Co. and a free bike tune up at one of our local participating bike shops. Winners announced 1/16/17.
Join the alternative commuting party and #OWNWINTER