Brandon Blankenagel, Senior Engineer, Integrated Capital Management, No Phone Number Available
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.
Bike to Work Week is only a few weeks away, which means it is time to sign up for Commute of the Century. Following is the how and why you should register NOW!
I know this is a bit archaic, but registration for Commute of the Century is a 4-step process. (Start your endurance mindset now):
This event preparation has been a ride of its own for me. I've been working with Spokane Mayor David Condon lately to pull together a little challenge to elevate the importance of cycling for transportation in our region. Consequently, the Southwest Route at 11:30 on Friday, May 16th will double for the first few miles as a "Civic Leader" public policy ride. Join Mayor Condon and other local leaders as we ride along the newest section of the Centennial Trail.
There are a few incentives to participating in Commute of the Century. Besides the great feeling you'll get by helping inform the City's planning efforts, you can look forward to the following:
It didn't happen if you didn't get a T-shirt, right? The 2014 event shirt will look the one pictured above.
Whether you complete one route or all 6, you get the T-shirt! Pick this up at the pancake breakfast on Monday, May 12. The T-Shirt order is going in BEFORE MAY, so register now to ensure proper sizing!
Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction has pulled some strings to allow us to run prize drawings. They recommended Safeway Gift Cards, which can be redeemed for any other gift card in the store.
Each route and survey completed gives you an entry into a drawing for one of 10 $20 cards.
ALSO, each participant who attains "Commute Centurion" status by completing all six routes and surveys will be entered into a drawing for one of three $100 gift cards!
Completing all six routes gives you six entries for the $20 cards, and one entry for the $100 cards. (One prize per participant, thanks.) Drawings will be held Friday, August 1.
There's a special place in my heart for prizes related to completing BIG tasks. I've shopped around to find just the right prize for everyone who completes the full Commute of the Century, effectively becoming a "Commute Centurion." Operating on a shoestring budget, I wanted to give something a bit more than just shoestrings (although that was seriously considered at one point).
At the Bike Swap I ran into Jason of STRADASOUL, who makes cool stuff out of used bicycle tubes. I was immediately smitten, and we struck a deal.
Each Commute Centurion will receive a limited edition STRADASOULD "Simple Wallet" or "Small Zipper Pouch" specially emblazoned with a Commute Centurion logo!
If the free stuff doesn't draw you in, please revert back to your sense of civic duty, and do it for your children.
Visit Commute of the Century online for more information.