Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest (BCC)
Register in April. Ride in May. This countywide annual event administered by Intercity Transit encourages people of all ages and abilities to ride bicycles for all kinds of practical trips, such as commuting, trips to grocery stores, errands, school, etc. Recreational and sportive rides are not eligible. First established in 1988, the BCC includes events such as the Wrencher’s Ball, the Earth Day Market Ride, and an Awards Ceremony. National Bike to School and Work Day is an annual event held in May across the country that promotes the bicycle as option for trips to work and school.
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International Walk to School Day
Typically in the first week of October, International Walk to School Day encourages K-12 students to walk to school. This promotion is aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. Why does this matter to our region’s CTR program? Many people drive alone to work so they can drop their kids off at school on the way. Flexible work schedules may allow parents to walk with their children to school.
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Create Your Own Promotion
Think about what you like to celebrate at your worksite. For example, National Public Health Week in April provides an opportunity to join with your Wellness program to promote more active forms of commuting, such as biking and walking. July is National Ice Cream Month… consider an ice cream social for alternative commuters. In June, National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association to encourage choosing public transportation.