About the Green Commute Challenge


The Green Commute Challenge showcases your company’s environmental leadership while encouraging employees to explore sustainable and affordable commute options. It’s been a crazy time for commuting – so whether you’re working from home or heading back into the office, we want to reward employees for their green commute habits.


From September 20 through October 31, employer-based teams will choose alternatives to driving alone — carpool, bus, streetcar, vanpool, cycling, walking, using an e-scooter and telecommuting. Team members record their green commute trips to earn points for their team and get entered in drawings for prizes.


Are you ready for the Challenge? Let’s go!

 


Join the Green Commute Challenge in 3 easy steps:

To sign up for the Green Commute Challenge, you’ll need to join a team.

Don’t see your organization’s name on the list? You can create a team by following the steps below. Or, if you’re flying solo during this year’s Challenge, you can join the BikeWalkKC Community Team to team up with fellow solo commuters.

Log in or create your account

 
Log in to RideshareKC, or click register in the top right corner of the site to create a new account

Challenges


Click Challenges, located on the right side of your commute dashboard

Join


Select the Green Commute Challenge, search for your organization’s name and click Join

Setting Up A Team

If you’re leading up the Green Commute Challenge at your organization, here’s how to register your company:

  1. Log in to your RideshareKC account by clicking Log In on the top right corner of this screen. If you’re not signed up for RideshareKC, click Register to create your account.
  2. Go to the ‘Challenge Dashboard’ and click the ‘Register New Organization’ button, then follow the instructions. Your team is now created, and your colleagues can join the team.
  3. A Rideshare staff member will contact you to help you make the most of your Challenge participation.

To learn more about setting up a team, reach out to Natalie Phillips at nphillips@marc.org.


Prizes


Each time you log a trip for the Green Commute Challenge, you’ll be entered into several drawings for that week. At the end of the Challenge, we will have awards for folks who logged the most trips, and a Grand Prize drawing for a train getaway!


Visit the Prize page to learn more about what you can win by participating in the Green Commute Challenge.


 

How to log your trips

Are you ready to ride? You can log your trips a few ways. 

Live Logging

If you’re on the move, you can log your trip live. 

  1. Log on to the RideshareKC mobile app or sign into ridesharekc.org from your phone.
  2. Click the Menu in the top left corner.
  3. Scroll to select Live Track, allow it to use your location and select Start Tracking when you hit the road.

App Integrations

Automatically sync data from active lifestyle apps like Strava, FitBit, Garmin and UnderArmour to the Bike Month Challenge. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to your RideshareKC account.
  2. On the homepage of your Commute Dashboard, you can see a section overlaying the map entitled Connections. Click Connect.
  3. Select the app you’d like to connect to, sign in on that app, and connect.

Once you’re connected, all trips that you log using that app will be automatically logged into the RideshareKC platform at the end of the day.

Post-trip logging

To log your walk or bike ride after you’ve after you’ve completed the trip:

  1. Log into your RideshareKC account.
  2. Under My Logged Commutes, click + Log a trip. Or, you can click the calendar icon on the left side of your dashboard.
  3. Click and drag the biking or walking icons under Travel Mode to the Commute Calendar and fill in the details of your trip.

Stay updated throughout the challenge


Each week, RideshareKC will email a weekly update to all participants in the Green Commute Challenge. This update will include a list of weekly prize winners, a tally of team points in each size category, a summary of miles and emissions reduced to date, interesting facts about alternative transportation and profiles of area Green Commuters.


Tip: Ask your IT department to whitelist ridesharekc.org so participants will be able to receive these updates and other communications.


For any questions about the Green Commute Challenge, contact RideshareKC at rideshare@marc.org, or (816) 842-RIDE.