Winter Commuting

Commuters Brave the Cold!

Published: Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:00 AM

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Commuters Conquered Snow, Rain and Spring Temperatures During Conquer the Cold Challenge

Conquer the Cold Challenge Week 3

Published: Mon, 01/13/2020 - 3:58 PM

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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.

Conquer the Cold Challenge Week 2

Published: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 1:30 PM

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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 so we can be sure to give you credit!

Conquer the Cold Challenge Week 1

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!

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:

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