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Commuter Challenge Included in Colorado Springs First Annual Commute Week to be Held May 5-9, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -  Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) announces a commuter challenge as part of the first annual Commute Week. Rally your coworkers and represent your organization in some friendly competition with businesses and organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Commit to using an alternative mode of transportation like walking, biking, carpooling, or riding the bus at least one day during the week of May 5-9, 2014. Take lots of photos and videos and share them on social media using  #CommuteWeek. More information can be found at www.commuteweek.com

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Highest percentage of green commuters
  • Most total green miles commuted
  • Most total days of green commuting
  • Widest variety of bus routes taken
  • Highest number of people trying the bus for the first time
  • Most spirited team

If you are interested in entering a team, you can receive free posters to display by emailing kheider@springsgov.com. REGISTER YOUR TEAM BY MAY 5, 2014.

The goal of Commute Week is to promote the benefits of green commuting by raising awareness of public transit and the recent addition of new bus services, community programs and available resources that help to make commuting by biking, walking, carpooling and riding local transit a sound transportation choice for citizens of Colorado Springs.

Commute Week festivities will include discounts from local businesses for transit riders throughout the week; a Try Transit Celebration which will take place on Friday, May 9 from 12-8 p.m. at Ivywild School with entertainment for kids, live music, drawings and giveaways; and a Commuter Challenge encouraging local employees to ban together and pledge to use alternative modes of transport to commute to work at least one day during Commute Week. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Local partners and sponsors of Commute Week include Ivywild School, Millibo Art Theatre, Amblicab, Beauty Bar, City Rock, Fifty Fifty Coffee House, Radiantly Raw, Sports Authority, Wendy’s, ProCycling, Criterium, Ex Lotus Photography, The Independence Center, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, Transit Passenger Advisory Committee and Fort Carson Morale, Welfare and Recreation. For more information, or to pledge sponsorship or participation, please contact Kelley Heider at kheider@springsgov.com.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Mountain Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Mountain Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-busprogram. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).