It’s almost here! The 2019 Get There Challenge runs Oct. 7-21.
Metro joins ODOT to launch the Get There Challenge, which offers a chance for people to win prizes and earn recognition for getting around Oregon without driving alone.
Getting started is simple. People can sign up for an account at GetThereOregon.org, and start tracking their trips. They can use Get There to log at least one trip taken by carpool, vanpool, transit, biking, or walking, or by teleworking each week of the challenge for a chance to win weekly prizes. People who log eight trips during the challenge automatically earn a chance to win a grand prize. Any additional logged trips beyond the eight ones will count as an extra entry into the grand prize drawing.
Logging trips is easy! People can download the CommuteTracker app by RideAmigos; connect it to the Get There account; and let the app log the trips. People must remember to confirm their trips each week. More information here.
Not into apps? People may hop onto the website to easily track trips online.
Get There Oregon is a new tool from ODOT to help plan walking, biking and transit trips, find vanpools and match carpool partners who want to share the ride with others in the Metro region. The new web-based tool replaces Drive Less Connect, the state’s former carpool matching tool. By typing in a starting point and destination, Get There app users can match up with either a passenger or a driver looking to share a ride, and see their options using transit, walking, biking and vanpools. The tool helps travelers share the cost of transportation, and also reduces greenhouse gas emissions that harm the environment by eliminating the need to drive alone.
Weekly prizes include:
- Over $1000 in Chrome Merchandise
- Four $100 Black Star Bag Gift Cards
- Three $100 Fred Meyer Gift Cards
- Two $100 Portland Design Works Gift Cards
- Twenty $20 Dutch Bros. Coffee Gift Cards
- Twenty Hydro Flasks
- One $25 TREW Gift Card
- One Sisters Coffee Company Gift Bag
Grand prizes include:
- One $1,000 Bike Friday gift card
- Two $500 cash cards
- Two $250 cash cards
Make your ride count! Learn more and sign up at GetThereOregon.org.