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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).

Smart Lots

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!

Watch The Team Captains Meeting

Passcode: =3ZuZBK!

 

Team Rankings

 

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.

Sign Up!

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.

Monday: North Peak – 400 W Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Tuesday: Bubbas – 428 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686

Wednesday: The Kitchen – 1249 Woodmere Ave # B, Traverse City, MI 49686 + BATA Transfer Station – 115 Hall St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Thursday: Grand Traverse Pavilions – 1000 Pavillions Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684

Friday: Oryana Community Coop – 260 E Tenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Other Events

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
Passcode: 534257

Saturday, June 5 – Recycle – A – Bicycle Bike Swap 

Wednesday, June 9 – Sara Hardy Farmers Market 

Other Activities 

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.

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:

HagertyTom’s Food Markets9&10 NewsOlson Bzdok & Howard, The Werner Family, Networks NorthwestBubba’s Burgers and BarHigher Grounds CoffeeBATAThe KitchenNorthwestern Michigan CollegeNorth Peak Brewing CompanyGrand Traverse PavilionsWild Card Cycle WorksBay Area Recycling for Charities.