Time to dust off the old bike, lace up those walking shoes, or download all of S Town for bus binge listening and join 20,000 people across Canada taking on the Commuter Challenge. For one week in June, reduce your carbon footprint and walk, run, cycle, bus, carpool, and telecommute.
The Commuter Challenge is also a friendly competition, and it is a point of pride that Red River College has won GOLD in our workplace category for the last two years – let’s make it three!
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Register here
- Use sustainable transportation to get to and/or from work at least one day during the week of June 4-10
- Participate in one of our events throughout the week
- Log your daily commute
- Be entered to win great prizes!
Early Bird Prize: RRC employees who register for the Commuter Challenge by May 31 will be entered to win a prize.
RRC Commuter Challenge Events
The Sustainability Office wants to help you take on this challenge and keep you motivated to succeed. Here are some we’re doing that:
Commuter Welcome Stations
We will be welcoming our sustainable commuters to work in the morning with free treats and infused water to help you start your day. Stations will be set up to help you register for the Commuter Challenge and log your commute.
Tuesday, June 5 | Roblin Atrium | 7:30-9AM
Wednesday, June 6 | NDC Bus Loop | 7:30–9AM **NEW DATE**
Custom Bike Raffle
Win a gift certificate from Natural Cycle and upgrade your existing bike or get a new custom bike.
Tickets are 1 for $2, or 3 for $5 and can be purchased at any of the above events, or at the Sustainability Office (NDC, C519).
Tickets will be on sale Monday, May 29 until noon Friday, June 23.The winning ticket will be announced in All Staff News the week of June 26, 2017.
Please note: the value of the prize will depend on the number of tickets purchased.
Sustainable Transportation Resources
Red River College offers a 60% subsidized monthly bus pass for staff at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses. Find out more here.
Free Weekday Bus Pass for 5 Downtown Commuters
Green Action Centre & The Downtown Biz are teaming up during Commuter Challenge on the #Busisbetter campaign to get even more people taking public transit during the week. They are offering five weekday transit passes for RRC employees who work at one of the downtown campuses and who normally drive to work.
All you need to do is register for the Commuter Challenge, agree to take the bus for that week, and complete a survey about your transit experience. The first five eligible people who contact Whitney Crooks will receive a free transit pass!
Bike racks are located around campus for your convenience. Downtown staff can park their bikes with peace of mind in our secure bike lock up inside the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. Register for the bike program in the Campus Living Office (Room 106, Massey Building) between 8:30 – 4:30.
Winnipeg Bike Map (or come by the Sustainability Office to pick up a copy)