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The 2022 GoGallatin Challenge
Coming Soon! May 2-20, 2022
It’s time for the 2022 GoGallatin Challenge. This is a three-week long commuter challenge for individuals and businesses across the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas to replace drive alone trips to and from work by biking, walking, riding the bus, teleworking and carpooling.
Why? At GoGallatin, we promote active, sustainable, and healthy forms of transportation to work, to play, and for errands. 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.
What’s new? This year’s challenge is three weeks long and kicks off with the GoGallatin Challenge opening day coffee break at all 3 Cafe M locations in Gallatin Valley. Stop by for free coffee and info on how to get involved throughout the challenge. The GoGallatin Challenge finishes on Bike to Work Day which is May 20th. In addition to the challenge and Bike to Work Day, we are partnering with the Gallatin Valley Bike Club for the 1st annual Festival of Bikes. As always, this is a team challenge but if you don’t have a team or don’t want to join a team, you can still participate in the challenge. 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 from our local business partners.
What’s the game? Get out of your single occupancy vehicle and log your sustainable commuting trips for the duration of the challenge. Team standings are determined by the number of trips logged by ALL the enrolled team members, 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 methods. If you bike both to work and home, that counts as two trips. The maximum number of trips that you can log in a day is 4! Additionally, trips can be logged using Strava, Waze, or the Commute Tracker app.
When do we start?
The Go Gallatin Challenge starts on May 2nd and ends on Bike to Work Day, May 20th. 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.
How do I win a prize? Just log at least three bike, walk, bus, telework, or carpool trip per week during the challenge time May 2nd – 20th. All trips that you log in May will count towards your team’s standings, as well as make you eligible for a prize drawing (however, more trips don’t mean better chances of winning a drawing).
HELP, I never remember to log my trips! Download the Commute Tracker app for iOS or android to have your commutes logged automatically – just open the app and confirm trips and mode used. Here’s how to connect it! Also new this year, you can link your Strava account to the Bozeman Commute website. Download the Strava app for iOS or android and log your trips that way. Here’s how to connect it!
How are the results calculated? It’s an average of all trips logged based on the total number of team members for the duration of the challenge. For example, a team has 10 total employees. At the end of the challenge, they have log 42 trips. Their team average is 42/10 or 4.2 trips per person. Keep track of how your workplace stacks up by clicking the full leaderboards link at the top of this page!
Still have questions? After logging in, go to click on Program > Challenges
or email us at email@example.com
The 2022 GoGallatin Challenge
Active & Sustainable TransportationGood 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 GoGallatin.org May 2-20 2022
Rules and Frequently Asked Questions
The GoGallatin Challenge is a three-week competition with two different components. The first is a teams challenge for businesses and organizations to compete to GoGallatin via biking, walking, running, riding the bus, telework, and carpooling. The Second is an individual challenge to GoGallatin and log your trips in the challenge page to be entered for a chance to win prizes. To participate, register on GoGallatin.org and join the GoGallatin Challenge. From there, fly solo, create a new team, or join one that already exists!
What are the team size categories? No size categories this year. Since teams trips will be factored as an average per team member, it doesn’t matter how many people are on your team.
How are results calculated? It’s an average of all trips logged based on the total number of team members for the duration of the challenge. For example, a team has 10 total employees. At the end of the challenge, they have log 42 trips. Their team average is 42/10 or 4.2 trips per person. Keep track of how your workplace stacks up by clicking the full leaderboards link at the top of this page!
How do I win a prize?
All participants who are signed up and logging trips are eligible to win one of the challenge prizes. You just have to have logged at least three trips during each week of the challenge. You’ve got until Monday May 23rd to log your trips – all trips must be logged by 11:59pm!
What counts as a “trip”? A one-way journey to or from work made by bike, bus, walking, or carpool counts. If you work from home, your telework saves a trip and counts. In addition, a utilitarian trip by bike, bus, carpool, or foot counts. 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 teams with the highest average of trips per team member at the end of the challenge wins. If you have 15 team members, a total of 120 trips, 120/15 = 8 trips per team member.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need help setting up a team.
Team Captain's Guide
Follow these steps to get your team set up for the Challenge!
- REGISTER at GoGallatin.org If you haven’t yet signed up, go to gogallatin.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 email@example.com and we’ll get one set up for you! Once you have created your account, you’re ready to sign up for the challenge.
- CLICK the programs button on the navigation bar and select challenges. Under the available tab is the GoGallatin Challenge, if you can’t find it, click this link: https://gogallatin.org/#/challenges/62266f77e7b1e0135285dce3. From there, you can create a team. Name it something fun and get then share the team link with everyone you want on your team. The more people, the better the challenge!
- UPDATEyour team throughout the challenge to keep them in the loop about fun side challenges as well make sure they are logging their trips.
- CELEBRATE by inviting your team to the 1st annual Gallatin Valley Festival of Bikes, Friday May 20th at Bogert Park. Stay tuned for more info.