Rideshare Month 2019 Commuter Challenge  Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2019

Rideshare Month 2019

Discovering a new commute is a sweet deal and a piece of cake! People across the Valley celebrate Rideshare Month by leaving their car at home to ride the bus or light rail, carpool or vanpool, work from home, work a compressed week, or bike or walk instead. 

Join the Rideshare Month Challenge

Compete against teams of alternative mode users Valleywide. Log the most trips in your size category and be entered to win great prizes! Any ShareTheRide user can create a team. There are three size categories:
5-10 members (small)
11-15 members (medium)
16-20 members (large)

Teams must register by midnight on September 20, 2019.

Team members must join by midnight on September 30, 2019.

Teams must have at least five members to be eligible for prizes. Teams with fewer than five participants can be combined. Call Commute Solutions at 602.262.RIDE (7433) for assistance.


Challenge Prizes:
Small team: Limited edition ShareTheRide Commuter Challenge winner t-shirt for each participating member and a victory party at a Fox Restaurant Concepts establishment of your choice, $125 value.
Medium team: Limited edition ShareTheRide Commuter Challenge winner t-shirt for each participating member and a victory party at a Grimaldi's Restaurant of your choice, $175 value.
Large team: Limited edition ShareTheRide Commuter Challenge winner t-shirt for each participating member and a victory party at a Fox Restaurant Concepts establishment of your choice, $250 value.

Bonus Contest
Anyone joining a challenge team who tracks at least four trips in October can enter to win one of three $25 gift card (one each, Target, Bashas' and Home Depot).
Team NameConfirmed
Participants
Team Size Group11 To 15
CU There 201914
Farmers Insurance12
Team Size Group5 To 10
AIG SWC10
Chase Your Dreams 20197
Team Size Group < 5
Air Quality Warriors1
AnySWEETCommuter1
Arizona Department of Education1
Banner Health 1
City of Scottsdale1
City of Tempe1
DES FSA Commuters2
GCC Commuters4
HON Sky Harbor 1
HSAG Outliers3
Medtronic Tempe Campus 3
U-Haul Mid-Town Campus1
US Bureau of Reclamation1
Valley of the Sun United Way2
My Organization

Challenge Rules

Any ShareTheRide user can join the Commuter Challenge by forming or joining a team. There is no fee to participate. Teams must have at least five members to win prizes. For assistance with increasing your team size, call Commute Solutions at 602.262.RIDE (7433).

Register a team, track commute trips and monitor your team’s progress on ShareTheRide’s Commuter Challenge page.

Alternative mode commute trips taken between October 1 and 31 must be added to the Commute Tracker by midnight on November 7, 2019. Only commute trips (to and from work) qualify. Limit two trips per day.

In each size category, the following criteria will be used to declare the winning team:

  • Percentage of team members participating
  • Highest number of qualifying trips tracked. Qualifying commutes for this challenge are: Bike, bus, carpool, light rail, telework, compressed work week, walk and vanpool
  • Greatest number of qualifying commutes tracked

User Instructions:

You must be a registered user of ShareTheRide.com to participate.

Log in or create your account.

Select Commuter Challenge.

Find your team by selecting Team Standings.

Join your team by selecting Join Team.

Enter alternative mode commute trips in My Trip Tracker.

Monitor progress by selecting Team Standings.


If your team is not listed, you can create one:

Select Register New Team.

You must have at least five team members to compete for prizes.

Invite colleagues to join by selecting My Team Participation, then click the "Invite New Team Participant" button.

Select Toolkit for promotional materials.

Visit the Team Standings tab to monitor progress.

ShareTheRide Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does it work?
A: You can participate in a team challenge in two ways: 1) create a team or 2) join an existing team. See the deadlines noted above. Teams compete to track participation as designated in Rules above.

Q: Is there a cost to join the Commuter Challenge?
A: No.

Q: How do I invite people to join my team?
A: Select My Team Status after creating your team. To add members, select Add New Participant. Note: Each person you invite to the Challenge needs to finish creating and confirm their profile and/or log on (if they’re already a ShareTheRide user) to finish joining the team. Or, send friends and colleagues to ShareTheRide.com to join.

Q: Do all my tracked trips count toward the Challenge?
A: It depends. Different challenges promote different modes of transportation; rules may vary slightly. Refer to the Rules for the current challenge. Driving alone, even in an alternative fuel vehicle, does not qualify for ShareTheRide contests.

Q: What does my team get if we win?
A: Winning team members will receive a limited edition ShareTheRide Commuter Challenge Team winner t-shirt and a victory party.


Q: How do the victory parties work? 
A: The winning team in each size category gets gift cards to a local restaurant chain. The team leader will work with participating team members to choose a date and time for the party. Valley Metro staff will attend the party to take photos and congratulate the group. The VM staffer will your bring gift cards to the party.

Q: Can I create a team open only to my friends or co-workers?
A: Commuter Challenge teams are open to all users unless specified in the team name. To limit membership, put something like “employees only” or “invitation only” in your team’s name.  Be prepared to (nicely) inform people who join your team by mistake that you’ll be deleting them.

Q: My team is open to everyone. How can I make that clear?
A: Commuter Challenge teams are open to all users unless specified otherwise in the team name. Choosing a name like Any Carpooler, Rockin’ Bus Riders, or Central City Cyclists would be a good start in welcoming members. Have fun! Play nicely. Inappropriate team names will not be allowed.

Q. How do I know which team I should join? 
A: Just choose a team and click Join Team. If the team is restricted to company members only, the team organizer will let you know.

Q: How can I switch to another team?
A: From the Challenge page, send an email to the team lead to request that he or she delete you from the team. Once you are deleted, you will be able to join another team.