OSU-Cascades Spring Commute Challenge begins May 7!

It's not too late to join and earn weekly prizes. Log trips for Week 1 by May 14 at Noon.

From May 7 to May 18, 2018, teams will compete to win prizes by using active transportation to access campus. We challenge each team to collectively make 60 trips to/from campus by foot, bike, bus, or carpool.

Join a team, log up to two commute-related trips, and help your team win the weekly prizes and a grand prize. (trips from the long-term parking lot and the GRC qualify)

The team with the most commute points at the end of the challenge will win the grand prize: An exclusive "Bend Beavs" t-shirt for each team member!

End the challenge on a great note by participating in National Bike to Work (Campus) Day! May 18 will be a day designed for non-bikers and expert bikers alike to celebrate this day with biking to campus and a party to follow!

Sign-up Now!

  1. Login or register at drivelessconnect.com with your .edu email address. New users: please use a local address for your residence.
  2. Click “Join the challenge and get started” link on your account homepage.
  3. Click “Spring Commute Challenge” logo or “spring challenge” hyperlink
  4. Click green "Join Challenge" button
  5. Select “teams” tab below to find and select the team you would like to join. Click the green “Join Team” button to join your team.
  6. Log your active commute trips using the trip calendar online or with the “trip logger” app available in iTunes and Google Play.

Teams (Subject to Change)

Teams will be no greater than 8 people, with only one faculty member per team. The given faculty member will serve as the team captain, but students are welcome to create their own teams. 

All students are available to join a team of their choice, and any employee not identified below is a "free agent."


Active commute trips qualify for weekly prize drawings and towards the team grand prize. All trips qualify for rewards through Cascades Commuters. Grand prizes will be assessed based on a point system. 1 point is earned for each commute trip logged, and 1/20 point earned for every mile logged. Since the formula is what will be used to determine the winning team, drivelessconnect.com's leader board will not be accurate.

The team that logs the most active commute trips will win the grand prize: a Bend Beavs t-shirt for each team member. Each individual who meets the given trip incentive of four days over a two week period will receive an Emerald City Smoothie gift card. There will be a weekly drawing for two $25 gift cards to Bend Downtown shops. Entries for each weekly drawing will be determined by the amount of trips made via bike each individual has made throughout the week. Weekly prizes not based on a drawing will also be offered, as detailed in the table below. Winners will be notified by email.

Week One Dates: May 7-11

Weekly Prize Criteria: Most Bike Trips Logged by Team

Weekly Prize: Jersey Mike's coupons for entire team

Drawing Date: Trips must be logged by noon on May 14


Week Two Dates: May 14-18

Weekly Prize Criteria: Most Walking Trips Logged Team

Weekly Prize: Emerald City Smoothie cards entire entire team

Drawing Date: May 18

Rules (aka Fine Print)

Max of two trips per day per person (one round-trip). If any given team member logs more than two trips in one day that team member risks being disqualified. 

In order to qualify for prizes, an individual must log at least 4 trips during the challenge, demonstrating they are actively participating.


  • Commute: defined as a trip from your personal residence (or a park-n-ride like the long-term parking lot) to campus when you are not driving alone, includes biking, walking, rolling, carpool, bus, etc.
  • Work Related (non-commute): from Chandler Ave campus to/from GRC or an off-campus meeting. Lunch trips greater than 0.25 miles from campus qualify, but walking next door to coffee does not.

Resident Students

  • Personal vehicle must be parked on campus (with valid permit) or be parked in the long-term parking lot for the duration of the challenge.
  • Work Related (non-commute): from Chandler Ave campus to/from GRC.
  • Personal: Trips greater than 0.25 miles from campus qualify.