OSU-Cascades Winter Commute Challenge begins February 6!

Winter Commute ChallengeFrom Feb. 6 to March 3, OSU-Cascades is challenging our staff, faculty, and students to team up to Conquer the Cold and choose active transportation options when traveling to/from campus. 

Join a team, log your walk, bike, bus, or carpool commute trips, and help your team win the weekly prizes and a grand prize. (Parking at the Columbia/Simpson lot qualifies)

Every active commute trip logged increases your team's chances of winning the grand prize: An OSU-Cascades sweatshirt for each team member!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Login or register at drivelessconnect.com with your .edu email address.
  2. Click “Join the challenge and get started” link in the “Taking up a challenge” bar underneath the achievements section
  3. Click “Winter Commute Challenge” image
  4. Select green "Join Challenge" button
  5. Select “teams”; tab below to find and select the team you’d like to join. Click the green “Join Team” button to join your team.
  6. Log your active commute trips using the trip calendar.


Six teams have been established by committed team leaders. If you are not assigned to a team, you are free to choose a team. The six teams are organized by faculty academic program and staff office location. Faculty-led teams are smaller to start given that faculty have more opportunities to promote the Challenge and recruit students to join their teams. There is no limit to the number of students that can join any one team.  

Any employee or student not identified below is a "free agent" and available to join your team.

Winter Commute Challenge Team Leaders
VP and Me Natural Resources Tykeson Trekkers Beavers on the Bus Super STEM Mayhem ESE and Me
Becky Johnson Ron Reuter Konnie Handschuch Jenna Goldsmith Timothy Burnett Robin Feuerbacher
Adam Foster Jeffrey Myers Sharon Van Dusen Sami Kerzel Scott Geddes Rebecca Webb
Angela Sanford Julie Gess-Newsome Kelly Scheuerman Sara Thompson John Griffis Chris Hagen
Shawn Taylor Matt Shinderman Zola Nikansah Michael Giamellaro Marc Rubin Kyle Webb
Terri Libert   Laura Kloss Shannon Lipscomb Yong Bakos Evan Sutherland
Casey Bergh   Kelly Smith Dennis Lynn Kara Witzke Alaina Hawley
Kelly Sparks     Peter Sparks    















Active commute trips qualify for weekly prize drawings and towards the team grand prize. All trips qualify for rewards through Cascades Commuters.

The team that logs the most active commute trips will win the grand prize: an OSU-Cascades Sweatshirt for each team member. Weekly prizes will be offered, as detailed in the table below. Winners will be notified by email.

Weekly Prizes for Winter Commute Challenge

Week Dates Weekly Prize Criteria Weekly Prize Drawings Drawing Date
Feb. 6-10 Number of Trips Logged by Team 4 free hours of Zipcar Driving Credit 2/15/17
Feb. 13-17 Most Miles Logged by Individual(s) iTunes Gift Cards (2 Winners) 2/22/17
Feb. 20-24 Number of Trips by Team A free regular sub from Jersey Mike's or Emerald City Smoothie gift card per team member 3/1/17
Feb. 27 - March 3 Number of Miles Logged by Team OSU-Cascades Beanies for each Team Member 3/8/17