Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Smart Trips Commuter Challenge

Take 2012 Smart Trips Commuter Challenge this June and July and you could win one of these great prizes:
  • Apple iPad
  • Timbuktu Messenger bags
  • Kindle Fire tablets
  • Bike tune-ups
  • GRAND PRIZE - $1,500 towards the purchase of an airline, cruise or vacation package from AAA Travel of East Tennessee.(Our 2011 winner is shown as he embarks on his cruise!)
If you aren't signed up for Smart Trips yet, register online. If you're registered already, just remember to log your commutes! All you have to do is choose an alternative to driving alone to work once a week during the Challenge -- that is just 8 days total! We can help you find a carpool partner with the free online ridematching database. Looking for a good bike route to work? Just email Kelley with your start and end locations. Want transit info? Just email us and we can help!

Things kick off on June 1 with our Downtown Prize Trolley. Hop on, answer a trivia question (correctly!), win a prize! It’s that simple. It’s our take on the popular show Cash Cab.

In July, check out our Window Display contest. During our fun, urban contest windows around downtown will be dressed up in their Smart Trips finery and you’ll have the chance to vote on your favorites! Interested in having your window in the contest? See details.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bike to Work Day

Do you like to save money? Want to be healthier? Would you like to arrive at work feeling energized? Then you should join us on Bike to Work Day!

Here in Knoxville, we have twice as many people who bike to work every day as the national average. We’ve got an easy way for you to try out bike commuting. Friday, May 18th, there are bike convoys leaving from each direction heading to Market Square
for the Bike to Work Day celebration. The convoys are led by experienced bike commuters who can show you the ropes. Don’t worry about the pace; the group will stay together, whatever speed everyone needs. 

We’ll be on Market Square with free coffee and biscuits from for bike commuters. Mayor Rogero will present the Best Dressed Commuters awards at . We like to show that if you have a short commute, you can wear your normal work clothes—or even something more special than your regular attire!

Here are the convoy details:

Friday, May 18
         Halls to downtown and UT.
Meet at Halls Center, 6950 Maynardville Pike, near Ace Hardware.

               North Knoxville to downtown and UT.
Meet at Office Depot/Food City parking lot on Broadway, 4212 N Broadway.

              East Knoxville to downtown and UT.
Meet at Holston River Park, 3300 Holston Hills Road (top parking lot by pavilion).

         Bearden to downtown and UT.
Meet at Third Creek Greenway trailhead, 130 Forest Park Blvd, near Earthfare.

         South Knoxville to downtown & UT.
Meet at Food City parking lot, 4580 Chapman Hwy.
Thursday, May 17
         Oak Ridge to ORNL.
Meet at Jackson Square
More details and all other Bike Month events are online at: