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Discover Healthy, Green Travel Options with the Oregon Drive Less Challenge October 5 - 18.

September 30, 2015

Tracy Ellis  541-682-6183
Cody Franz 541-682-6112

Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge

The third annual statewide Oregon Drive Less Challenge, spearheaded by Point2point at Lane Transit District, and the Oregon Department of Transportation, kicks off next week. The two-week Challenge, running October 5 – 18, offers a timely reason for residents and commuters throughout the region to explore fit, planet- and wallet-friendly travel options such as biking, busing, walking, and carpooling.

Last year’s Drive Less Challenge was a resounding success. Oregonians from across the state logged over 1,042,114 non-drive-alone miles, exceeding our one million mile goal.  In Lane County alone, participants logged 232,441 miles representing a savings of 158,308 pounds of CO2 and 8,123 gallons of gasoline.  This year, thousands of Oregonians across the state are anticipated to participate in the third annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge in an effort to break last year’s record numbers.

“The greater Eugene area has a history of using many travel options and is among the most active and transportation diverse communities in Oregon,” said Tracy Ellis of Point2point.

Individuals can participate by registering at DriveLessConnect.com and then logging their non-drive-alone trips for a chance to win prizes. Participants can also download useful resource materials, including a free trial ride bus pass, from the E-Kit on the Challenge website.

Challenge sponsors PacificSource, Enterprise Carshare, and Unique Eugene have made it possible to offer some great prizes including a custom folding bike, Unique Eugene gift certificates, and gift cards to popular local businesses and eateries. The more trips participants’ log, the greater their chances to win prizes – and reap other rewards, too.

To kick off the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, Point2point will be hosting a celebration at Oakshire Public House on Sunday, October 4, from 2 – 4 pm. The public event will include free bike tune ups, food, music, and prizes.  Anyone who signs up or confirms their registration with DriveLessConnect.com will receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing for a Pacific Pub Cycle Tour, two tickets to the Oregon Ducks vs. Washington Cougars, or a $100 REI gift card. KDUK’s Morning House Party co-host, Amanda Burd, will also be onsite giving away prizes and playing today’s favorite music.

Additional Information: Contact Rideshare Program Coordinator Tracy Ellis at 541.682.6183 or E-mail: point2point@ltd.org

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