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GET UP & GET OUT Bozeman Commute Challenge

The "GET UP & GET OUT" Challenge 2020

Coming Soon! JUNE 15-30 2020

Introduction

Female adult with child riding behind on extended bikeThe Bozeman Commuter Challenge is normally a month-long competition between organizations in Bozeman and surrounding areas to replace drive alone trips to and from work by biking, walking, riding the bus, and carpooling. Times are different as we approach this year’s Challenge because of this, we are going to do things a little differently.

Why? We are all about promoting active, sustainable, and healthy forms of transportation to work, to play, for errands, and just to get outside. Biking, walking, running, and rolling (skateboard, rollerblades, scooters…) provide many different benefits; you can get fresh air, have fun, burn calories, reduce stress, save money, reduce your environmental impact, get helmet hair, and even get a great tan. This year, during these different and somewhat difficult times, we are encouraging people to “Get Up and Get Out.”Student commutes to class using a scooter, MSU Bozeman, MT

What’s new? Instead of a month-long initiative, we are condensing the Challenge to the last two weeks of June. In addition to trips to and from work and for running errands, you can log exercise trips made for fun! You can still log work-related trips but, if you aren’t working or are working from home, getting outside on your wheels or your feet count towards points as well. Also, you can participate in the challenge without joining a team. If you want to fly solo and track your trips, create an account, sign-up for the challenge and start logging. You will not be eligible for the Team Trophies but will be eligible to win other sweet prizes.Student commuting to class on unicycle, MSU Bozeman, MT

What’s the game? Log your exercise and trips for the duration of the challenge. Team standings are determined by the number of trips logged by ALL of the enrolled employees at your workplace, so get as many of your coworkers as you can to sign up and log trips! If you want to create teams within your business or organization, we can help you do that.

What counts as a “trip”? A one-way journey to or from work, the grocery store or other utilitarian trip made by bike, bus, foot, carpool, or other sustainable transportation method. If you bike both to work and home, that counts as two trips. Also, (new as of this year) any bike ride, walk, run, or roll that lasts for at least 20 minutes counts as a trip. The maximum number of trips that you can log in a day is 6! Additionally, trips can be logged using Strava, Waze, or the Commute Tracker app.

When do we start?You adult using skateboard on sidewalk
The “Get Up & Get Out” Challenge starts on June 15th and ends on June 30th. Any trips taken during this time period can be logged and will count towards your team’s total trip number as well as your own chance to win an awesome prize from our local sponsors.

When do we start?
Want to sign up or more information?
Registration is open on the Bozemancommute.org website.
After logging in, go to click on Program > Challenges
or email us at bozemancommute@montana.edu

For more helpful How-to videos,
click the following links
Logging trips  |  Saving Favorite Trips  |  Using the Commute Tracker App

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The “GET UP & GET OUT” Challenge

Active & Sustainable Transportation

  • Good for the environment
  • Good for your health
  • Good way to get outside

Sign up and win prizes

Log your: bike/walk/run/bus/carpool trips

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Rules and Frequently Asked Questions

The Get Up & Get Out Challenge is a two-week competition with two different components. The first is similar to the commuter challenge of years past. Teams in the Gallatin Valley are businesses and organizations compete to get up and get out by biking, walking, running, riding the bus, and carpooling. The Second is an individual challenge to get up and get out. Log your trips in the challenge page and be entered for a chance to win prizes. To participate, register on BozemanCommute.org and join the Get Up & Get Out Challenge. From there, fly solo, create a new team, or join your workplace’s team. Organizations of any size can compete against similarly sized organizations. Your standings are determined by the number of people out of the TOTAL number of employees at your workplace, so the challenge is to get as many of your coworkers as you can to sign up and log trips!

What are the size categories? Less than10 people, 10-25, 26-50, 51-100, more than 100 people

How are results calculated? The leaderboard is based on the percentage of “active” participants out of the total number of employees at your workplace. A user only needs to log one trip by carpool, bike, walk, run, roll, or bus to be counted as “active.” Here’s a look at how results are calculated: For example, an organization has 10 total employees, there are 5 eligible days in the week, and 4 of them log each day. That network would then have (4×5)/(10×5)=40% participation for the week. Keep track of how your workplace stacks up by checking out the leaderboard on the right side of your Dashboard!

Two cyclists on designated bike lane.

How do I win a prize? All participants who are signed up and logging trips are eligible to win one of the weekly prize drawings, You just have to have logged at least three trips during the week of the drawing. You’ve got until Sunday June 30th to log your trips – all trips must be logged by 11:59pm!

What counts as a “trip”? This year things get different, A one-way journey to or from work made by bike, bus, walking, or carpool counts. A utilitarian trip by bike or foot counts. Exercising by bike, walk, or run for more than 20 minutes counts. So if you commute to work by bus, and then take the bus back home, that counts as two trips. If you drive part of the way to work, park, then ride your bike the rest of the way, the bike portion of your commute counts as a trip.

How does my team win?The number of total employees at your workplace determines which category your team falls into. The more people who are signed up and logging trips for your workplace team, the higher up in the standings for your size category you’ll be. For organizations of more than 100 employees, different departments could be designated as “sub-networks” of the larger workplace network. Email bozemancommute@montana.edu if you’d like to set up a subnetwork.

For more helpful How-to videos,
click the following links
Logging trips  |  Saving Favorite Trips  |  Using the Commute Tracker App

Team Captain's Guide

Follow these steps to get your team set up for the Challenge!

  1. REGISTER at BozemanCommute.org If you haven’t yet signed up, go to bozemancommute.org and click “Register” in the upper right. Enter your information and search for your workplace in the “Network Search” bar. If you don’t see your workplace listed, email daniellehess@montana.edu and we’ll get one set up for you!
  2. CHECK to see if the “Network Admin” tab is listed on your top navigation bar when you’re logged in at bozemancommute.org. If so, you’ve already been designated as Team Captain. This means your job is to build the stoke and encourage your coworkers to join in and log their trips during the Challenge (and continue to step 3)! If you don’t see the Network Admin tab, email bozemancommute@montana.edu and we’ll set you up!
  3. UPDATE your workplace network’s profile. Once your request to be a Network Manager is approved, click the “Network Admin” tab at the top of your page when you’re logged in at BozemanCommute.org. Then click your workplace. Click the “Edit” tab below your workplace’s name and update the following:
    1. Organization
    2. Location Size (number of employees)
    3. Network is Public checkbox
    4. Location

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Get Up & Get Out Challenge Description

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Join BozemanCommute.org
and log your bike, walk, run,
bus, and carpool trips!
Win individual prizes during the June Get Up & Get Out Challenge and compete against other Bozeman workplaces while tracking your CO2 reduction, $ saved, calories burned, and miles traveled. Find bus routes, safe biking and walking routes and more!

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Message to new members

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Bozeman Commuter Project's Get Up and Get Out Challenge is coming up
June 15-30th!
Sign up at BozemanCommute.org and join your workplace's network to participate!

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Message to current members

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Our goal is to have EVERYONE "Get Up and Get Out" three times per week during the June challenge!
Let's do this!