ODLC 2018


Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school and play that can save you money and time, plus add some fun into your daily routine. Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge October 1-15! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling. Take the bus and let someone else do the driving so you can listen to music, or read that page-turning book.Then log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes!

Cutting back on driving alone even a few times a week makes a difference for your health and happiness and helps make communities more livable. Plus, the more trips you log during the challenge the greater your chances are to win weekly prizes like Hydro Flasks, Dutch Bros coffee, gear from Columbia, TREW and Dakine, plus Dutch Bros., AirBnB and Black Star Bags gift cards. And, you could win a Bike Friday gift card valued at $1,000, or a $500 cash card, too! Over 100 statewide and local prizes will be awarded! Every trip counts!

 

Log your trips. Win prizes. IT'S EASY!

  • Sign up at DriveLessConnect.com
  • Bike, take the bus or train, carpool, vanpool, walk or telework for work, errands or play
  • Log trips October 1-15.
  • Challenge yourself to drive less.
  • WIN PRIZES! 
 
Log your trips for work, errands and play into DriveLessConnect.com October 1-15, and you’ll be entered to win weekly prizes, log eight or more trips during the challenge to be entered in the Grand Prize Raffle.
 

Local Prizes

  • $100 Cycle Sport Gift Card x 2
  • $60 Cycle Sport Gift Card x 1
  • $50 Piccadilly Gift Card x 1
  • $50 Cycle Sport Gift Card x 4
  • $25 Piccadilly Gift Card x 1
  • $25 Cycle Sport Gift Card x 4
  • Urban 350 Bike Headlight ($50 Value)
  • Birzman Roar Canister 16g Air Pump ($29 Value)
  • $5 Dutch Bros Gift Cards x 20
  • $10 Dutch Bros Gift Cards x 10

Win Weekly Prizes

Log trips each week for a chance to win weekly prizes:
  • 16oz. Hydro Flasks
  • $25 Dutch Bros gift cards
  • $100 Columbia gift card
  • Columbia backpack
  • Black Star Bags $100 gift cards
  • Dakine backpacks
  • TREW Gear package
  • $200 AirBnB gift card 

Win Weekly Prizes

Log eight or more one-way trips to be entered to win a grand prize:
  • One, $1,000 gift card for Bike Friday folding bikes
  • One of three $500 cash cards
2017 Local Prize Winners:
  • Deborah O.      $10 Dutch Bros. Gift Card
  • Patrick C.      $10 Dutch Bros. Gift Card
  • Marie E.     $10 Dutch Bros. Gift Card
  • Brigid C.     $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Ryan D.     $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Katherine R.      $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Natalie T.     $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Phil D.      $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Matt D.     $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Brigette C.     $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Jackie R.      $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Margaret B.      $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Sean R.      $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Katrina S.      $5 Dutch Bros Gift Card
  • Christine M.      Cycle Sport Tune-Up
  • John K.      Cycle Sport $25 Gift Card
  • Rachel S.     Cycle Sport $25 Gift Card
  • Emily N.      Cycle Sport $60 Gift Card
  • Aaron H.      Cycle Sport $60 Gift Card
  • Ted W.      Piccadilly $50 Gift Card
  • Susan C.      Piccadilly $25 Gift Card
  • Sharon E.       Piccadilly $25 Gift Card
  • Kimberley H.      Piccadilly $50 Gift Card
  • John O.      Urban 350 Bike Light ($50 Value)
  • Kelly S.      Gem Short Air Pump ($30 Value)
  • Travis J.      Oregon Shakespeare Festival Tickets ($150 Value)

Oregon Drive Less Challenge Events!

Saturday, September 29th:
Medford Multicultural Fair

10am-4pm
Pear Blossom Park Blocks, Medford
 
Come see us at Medford's Annual Multicultural Fair, use your transportation options to get to the fair and receive a special prize from RVTD.

Monday, October 1st:
Ashland Walk + Bike Breakfast

7:30am-9am
Gazebo @Railroad Park
 
Join us by bike or by foot and enjoy some snacks and conversation on the Central Bike Path. Sponsored by Ashland Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday, October 2nd:
Free Fare + Rider Appreciation Day

7am-9am & 4pm-6pm
Location: Front Street Station
 
Rider Appreciation Day at Front Street Station. Snacks, Beverages, and prizes. Ride Free on RVTD buses all day!

Wednesday, October 3rd:
Share the Trail: Medford

12pm-1pm
Bear Creek Park, Medford
Ride or walk to us on the Greenway at Bear Creek Park and enjoy some bike-blended smoothies and snacks, and get some free bike safety gear.

Friday, October 5th:
Share the Trail: Phoenix

12pm-1pm
Blue Heron Park, Phoenix
Ride or walk to us on the Greenway at Blue Heron Park and enjoy some bike-blended smoothies and snacks, and get some free bike safety gear.

Saturday, October 6th
Historic Ashland Railroad District Tour:

10:30am-12pm
Railroad Park, Ashland
Enjoy a walk through history with Terry Skibby from the Ashland Historic Commission, learn about the Railroad District’s rich history. Meet at the Gazebo at Railroad Park at 10am.

Tuesday, October 9th:
Free Fare + Rider Appreciation Day

7am-9am & 4pm-6pm
Location: Front Street Station
 
Rider Appreciation Day at Front Street Station. Snacks, Beverages, and prizes. Ride Free on RVTD buses all day!

Wednesday, October 10th:
Share the Trail: Ashland

5pm-6pm, Hunter Park, Ashland.
Ride or walk to us on the Central Bike Path at Hunter Park and enjoy some bike-blended smoothies and snacks, and get some free bike safety gear.

Thursday, October 11th:
Bike Social at Gils in Ashland:

5pm-6:30pm
Gils, 175 N Pioneer St, Ashland
Celebrate our local bike community by coming down to Gils in Ashland for a social. Learn about local bike routes, basic bike maintenance, and how to prepare for winter riding.

Friday, October 12th:
Breakfast on the Greenway: Medford

7:30am-9am. 9th Street Bike Bridge
Free Snacks and Coffee, Bike Safety Inspection, register your bike with Medford Police Department.
 
Transit Tips Class
Medford Parks and Rec: 3pm-4:30pm

Interested in learning to use the the bus system? Come join RVTD's Travel Trainer to answer all your questions and go for a short ride. Register at ci.medford.or.us/parks
 
Saturday, October 13th:
Downtown Medford History Tour:

10:30am-12pm
Starts at Southern Oregon Historical Society:  106 N. Central Avenue
Medford, OR 97501

Join Ben Truwe for a walking tour as he brings history to life. Learn about the unique and sometimes funny history of Medford. The tour is free and open to the public. Tours take approximately 2 hours, beginning in front of the Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library. 

Saturday, October 20th
AARP NeighborWalks: Medford

Meet at Common Block Brewing Company
10:30am-12pm

Join AARP and RVTD for this wonderful walk through Downtown Medford and the Bear Creek Greenway. Learn about the important environmental role of Bear Creek from RVCOG’s Natural Resources Coordinator. See blue herons hunt along the creek and maybe even see salmon spawning, all in Downtown Medford! Walk is just over a mile in length.
 

Event Partners and Sponsors

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