October is Rideshare Month

Rideshare Week is October 6 - 10

October is Rideshare Month, when we celebrate the many benefits of alternative commutes, such as carpool, bike, walk, public transit, and vanpool. San Diegans are invited to save time and money, reduce stress, and get fit by replacing their solo drive with a new commute.

Share your ride and share your story during October for chances to win great weekly prizes, including two grand prizes — a new bike! Is there a scenic walk or bike route you enjoy on the way to work? Is your carpool a fun crowd that deserves the spotlight? What’s your favorite part about ridesharing? We want to know about it! Get a head start – create a free iCommute account today. Then during October, share your alternative commute story on Facebook.com/SANDAGregion, use #RideshareSD on Twitter, or snap and tag photos from your green commute on Instagram with #RideshareSD and @SANDAGregion. View complete rules here.

Rideshare 2014 Corporate Challenge    

Organizations can get in on the rideshare excitement too. Join the Rideshare Corporate Challenge by Friday, September 26 — it’s a fun way to support transportation, parking, or environmental/green goals. Plus it can save your employees time and money, help reduce stress, and make them eligible for prizes. It’s a friendly competition among organizations in similar size categories where employees are encouraged to log their carpool, vanpool, walk, bike, or transit trips to earn points. iCommute provides resources to all Corporate Challenge participants, at no cost, including an eToolkit with materials to help you succeed. By joining the challenge and getting your employees to rideshare, your organization can earn points toward the new Diamond Awards employer recognition program.

This year, organizations that register for the Corporate Challenge will receive an incentive pack with freebies to encourage employee participation. Freebies include bike safety checks from Bicycle Warehouse, free Rapid passes, Dave & Buster's coupons, free taco certificates from Wahoo Fish Tacos, and more. Register early, supplies are limited.

Winning employers also receive recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper and on the iCommute website, a commemorative plaque, and mention in a SANDAG press release.
See the instructions for details. Registration closes on Friday, September 26 at 4 p.m. Register for the challenge today!

NEW! Rideshare Roadshow. The iCommute Rideshare Roadshow will make five stops in San Diego County, with an event taking place each day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during National Rideshare Week, October 6-10: 
  • Monday, October 6: Canari Cyclewear
    2471 Coral Street, Vista 92081
  • Tuesday, October 7: Wells Fargo Plaza
    401 B Street, San Diego 92101
  • Wednesday, October 8: Chula Vista Center
    555 Broadway #1019, Chula Vista 91910
  • Thursday, October 9: San Diego County Credit Union
    14099 Stowe Drive, Poway 92064
  • Friday, October 10: Westfield UTC
    4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego 92122
Stop by to find out what commute choices are available to you, sign up for a free iCommute account, and enter to win a bike from Bicycle Warehouse, valued at $450. 

iCommute is here to help

Not sure where to begin? We have tools and resources to help you get started.

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org

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