BEND, OR -- A local alternative transportation advocacy group launches its third annual Drive Less Challenge on Monday. Kim Curley with Commute Options tells KBND, "This is our statewide challenge to anyone over the age of 18 to log those trips that they make by biking, walking, carpool, telework, compressed work week or taking the bus – and right now, in Bend, you can take the bus until 8 P.M."
Prizes will be offered for those who sign up and eliminate trips taken alone by car, but you must log eight or more one-way trips. "October 5, Monday, we want you to walk, bike, carpool, ride the bus to anywhere. Not just work, not just school, but soccer practice, the movies, carpool to the neighbors, walk to the mailbox; all those trips count, you just have to put in the address of the place that you’re going. And, we’ve got piles of prizes: Visa gift cards. We’ve got lots of local sponsors, too: Hutch’s, RuffWear, Worthy, Gear Fix, Savory Spice Shop."
Participation in the Drive Less Challenge is free, and Curley says should result in savings, in the long run. Learn more about the challenge and sign up HERE