Take the Walk Bike Ride Challenge this Summer
Switch to walking biking and riding transit in July and August and win great prizes. Almost half of the trips Americans make are within two miles—a walkable, bikeable distance. Shifting to active transportation helps people get in shape, save money and reduce greenhouse gases. Everyone who enters the Walk Bike Ride (WBR) Challenge and switches a couple of car trips a week gains these benefits and could win one of the following:
Electric bike from e-Moto
Pan Pacific Hotel stay
Zipcar $250 gift card
REI $100 gift card
Nordstrom’s $100 gift card (supplied by Commute Seattle)
$100 gift card good at seven farmers’ markets
More great prizes
“Summer is a great time to try walking, biking or riding transit to work, to get to know your neighborhood and to start lifetime habits that keep you healthy,” said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.
Rasmussen added, “I encourage everyone to take up the Walk Bike Ride Challenge.”
Those entering the challenge get weekly emails with tips on walking, biking and riding and can track their individual progress and the program’s collective impact online. The more trips one reports, the higher the chance they have of winning.
The WBR Challenge is part of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Way to Go, Seattle! program. It encourages people to walk, bike, ride transit and carpool more by offering incentives, tools and information and runs on a two month cycle. The current cycle is for July and August. To join the WBR Challenge visit www.seattle.gov/waytogo .
Contact: Richard Sheridan, 206.684.8114