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Smarter Commute Week is June 7-June 11, 2021!
The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Every year community members challenge each other to a free friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Week Challenge. This year we will be offering free, fun, and safe grab-n-go breakfast.
Share and post your smart commute stories and photos on Facebook (#SmartCommuteTC).
All breakfasts are scheduled from 7am-9am and are free to all Smart Commuters.
You don’t have to sign up for the smart commute challenge to enjoy the free daily breakfast, but the more the merrier AND when you sign up you are eligible for sweet swag and prizes from our sponsors!
Custom trophies from Great Lakes Stainless will be awarded to challenge teams with the highest scores at the awards ceremony breakfast held at Oryana on Friday, June 11th. Bonus points will be used as tiebreakers and for a chance to win additional prizes (must be present to claim prizes).
Back by popular demand we have designated ‘Smart Lots‘ around town for Smart Commuters to safely park and ride/walk/carpool/bus from. You may legally park in any of these lots during Smart Commute Week.
Smart Commute Challenge Sign up
The Challenge is a fun and friendly competition among local smart commuters that occurs during Smart Commute Week every year. It is open to the public and totally free to participate, Team captains will need to register their team below and are responsible for keeping track of team points and logging scores online daily.
Team Captains: click the button below to watch the recording of the team captains meeting!
Here’s how it works:
1.) Form a Team. Rally your family, friends, classmates and co-workers…or compete solo. No team size restrictions. No age restrictions. Experts and beginners…all are encouraged to join in the fun. Any individual who might normally drive a single passenger vehicle to and from their destination but instead uses an alternative form of transportation is qualified to participate.
Rule: Team size must remain the same throughout the week!
Team division sizes: Large (50+), Medium (11-49), Small (2-10) and Individual
2.) Assign a Team Captain. Team captains will need to register their team below and are responsible for keeping track of team points and logging scores online daily. Team captains are invited to a Zoom check-in where they’ll receive challenge information and materials to help motivate and guide their team – Zoom Check In: Wednesday, June 2nd, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
3.) Get Points. Ride your bike, walk, take the bus, carpool. Turn in scores daily to team captains. Go to daily breakfasts and other sponsored activities to rack up even more points. Share your smart commute stories on social media #SmartCommuteTC. Grand prizes will be awarded on Friday, June 11th during the final Smart Commute Week breakfast at Oryana (must be present to claim prizes). Bonus points will be used as tiebreakers and for a chance to win prizes.
2021 Breakfast Locations:
Ride your bike, walk, take the bus, carpool. Go to daily breakfasts and other activities to rack up bonus points for the SCW Challenge.
Thanks to our amazing sponsors we will be offering free, fun and safe grab-n-go breakfast from 7 am – 9 am each morning. You don’t have to sign up for the smart commute challenge to enjoy the free daily breakfast.
Attend these events to rack up bonus points for the SCW Challenge.
Wednesday, June 2 – Team Captains Lunch via Zoom
Meeting ID: 833 3426 6090
Saturday, June 5 – Recycle – A – Bicycle Bike Swap
Wednesday, June 9 – Sara Hardy Farmers Market
Participate in these activities to rack up bonus points for the SCW Challenge.
- Order take-out or eat a a local restaurant – 1 point per person per day
- Head out on the TART Trails network – 1 point per person per day
- Take a photo or selfie at a BATA bus stop – 1 point per person per day
- Ride the BATA bus – 1 point per person per day
- Safely carpool to your destination – 1 point per person per day
Smart Commute Week Incentives
Smart Commute to these locations and receive discounts all week long.
- 5% off at Oryana Coop
- 15% off at Rare Bird Brewpub
- One free “Morsel Power to You” Morsel with a drink purchase at Morsels Bakery
Awards Ceremony Raffle
Check-in at the daily SCW Breakfast Locations to be entered to win the following prizes:
- $50 Rare bird gift card
- $25 Mclain Cycle gift cards
- Cherry Republic gift box
- Coffee bag from Mundos
- Coffee bag Stockist
- Home gifts from Paige Lee Interiors
- Kayak Rental from TC Paddle
- Smart Wools from Running Fit
- $100 Oryana gift card
- Crooked Tree Arts Center membership
- Sweatshirt and gift card from Benedict
- Coffee mugs from Kilwin’s
- Beach towel from Fresh Water Textiles
- All-day admission tickets to Tabletop Underground
- Swag bag from Cherry Capital Cycling Club
- Bag of Books from Traverse Area District Library
- More to come!
Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Hagerty, Tom’s Food Markets, 9&10 News, Olson Bzdok & Howard, The Werner Family, Networks Northwest, Bubba’s Burgers and Bar, Higher Grounds Coffee, BATA, The Kitchen, Northwestern Michigan College, North Peak Brewing Company, Grand Traverse Pavilions, Wild Card Cycle Works, Bay Area Recycling for Charities.