Winter Commuting

Press Release: The Polar Vortex Didn’t Stop Commuters from Conquering the Cold

Published: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:33 PM

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2019


Chris Simmons
(734) 794-1878

The Polar Vortex Didn’t Stop Commuters from Conquering the Cold

Polar Vortex Preparation!

Published: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 1:11 PM

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The Science of Wind Chill

Winter Biking Tips You Can Use

Published: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 1:49 PM

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Our friends at goDCgo have this winter weather thing down. Check out these tips to keep you safe and warm. 

Winter Biking Tips

Alternative Transportation a Big Hit in January as Commuters Conquer the Cold!

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. 

Announcing the Final Stats and Winner of the 2017 Conquer the Cold Challenge

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:

Conquer the Cold Challenge

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?

If you work in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi Area, Register Now and post your Winter Wonderland Commuting Pic on the getDowntown Facebook page or email it to:

Conquer the Cold Challenge

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 ( and post your winter commuting Haiku on the getDowntown Facebook page or email it to: 

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

Getting Healthier While Getting to Work: Maeve S.

Published: Sun, 11/13/2016 - 11:43 AM

This fall and winter, we're challenging you to #OwnWinter with Conquer the Cold!

To inspire you to continue to bus, bike and walk even during the winter, we're going to be featuring some awesome folks who are going to be commuting right along with you.

Maeve Sullivan is an Admin Assistant at the UM School of Nursing since March.

She's been a regular participant in our challenges and loves doing them.

Let’s Be Prepared!

Published: Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:47 AM

New #OWNWINTER Educational Events

Are you ready to #OWNWINTER

We're here to help you prepare. Check out our upcoming Educational Events

They have the 3 F's: Free - Fun - Food!

Calling all Winter Bike Warriors!

Published: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:24 AM

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In honor of what seems to be the coldest week in January, we are challenging all of you winter bike commuters to show us what you're made of!

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