RELEASE DATE: Thursday , September 29, 2022
“TAMC AND LOCAL PARTNERS PRESENT THE MOVE IT MONTEREY COUNTY COMMUTE CHALLENGE & ART COMPETITION WITH PRIZES WORTH MORE THAN $7,000.”
MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), along with Blue Zones Project Monterey County and Monterey Youth Museum, encourages Monterey County residents to ”Move It” during the month of October for their health, mind and community and the opportunity to win prizes valued at more than $7,000.
The Move It Monterey County Challenge, presented by the Transportation Agency’s Go831 Smart Commute and Safe Routes to School programs, is October 1 – October 31, 2022. The goal of the Challenge is to encourage travelers to reduce traffic, greenhouse gas emissions and promote healthier lifestyles by telecommuting, carpooling, walking, biking, riding transit or a combination instead of driving alone.
The Challenge invites individuals, teams, schools, worksites, families, and friends to register through TAMC’s Go831 program and use the RideAmigos app to log their trips at least once a week during the month. Prizes worth more than $7,000 can be won during individual, team and employer and school competitions. Prizes include gift cards, bicycles, scooters, scooter/bike racks and an electric bike to use as a company vehicle for the winning worksite. Each participant who completes and tracks at least two eligible trips during the month will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a brand-new bike.
The Challenge also features an exciting new ART COMPETITION for Monterey County students in grades K-12. Students can enter their transportation theme art to win additional prizes and art supplies for their classroom. Submissions are due October 21! For more information on how to participate please visit: saferoutesmonterey.org
Participating in the “Move It Monterey County Challenge” is easy:
- Participants must first register online at go831.rideamigos.com using their personal, work or student email OR a QR code distributed by their employer or school.
- Bike, walk, take a bus, or carpool to work, school, to shops or just for fun (bike and walk trips get double points!) Credit for skipping the trip and teleworking too! To get credit for their points earned, participants must track them on the go831.rideamigos.com platform or by downloading and using the CommuteTrack app by Rideamigos.
Winners of the Move It Monterey County Challenge and the Art Competition will be announced in November.
For more information on the Move It Monterey County Challenge and how to participate click onto: go831.rideamigos.com or visit https://info.bluezonesproject.com/montereycounty to join a walking moai group.
So, let’s get onboard Monterey County. Let’s move it for our minds, for our bodies, for our community and for our collective well-being!
The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors. The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.
Go831 is a countywide rideshare program sponsored by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County aimed at reducing traffic and improving air quality and health by encouraging smart commuting instead of driving solo. The program is offered for free to employers and commuters in Monterey County. To learn more about Go831 or how to participate in the program, contact Ariana Green at email@example.com or Theresa Wright @firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831.755.0903.
“The” Safe Route to School” is a TAMC program which offers tools, programming, and resources to schools, guardians, and communities aimed at improving safety and traffic around schools. The program’s goal is to keep every child safe and healthy by reducing the number of students involved in collisions to zero. For more information visit https://saferoutesmonterey.org”
Blue Zones Project Monterey County
Brought to Monterey County through an innovative sponsorship by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Taylor Farms, and Montage Health in collaboration with Sharecare, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project® is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative designed to enable community members to live longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life. Based on principles developed by Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Zones” and “The Blue Zones Solution,” Blue Zones Project is designed to designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to the built environment, policy and social networks. To learn more about Blue Zones Project, contact the Blue Zones Project team in Monterey County or visit info.bluezonesproject.com/montereycounty
The Monterey County Youth Museum provides an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish, while both children and adults discover the thrill of lifelong learning. MY Museum is located at 428 Washington Street, Monterey, CA 93940. For more information, visit, www.mymuseum.org, call 831.649.6444 or email@example.com.