MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) announced that the “2nd Annual Go831 Bike/Walk Challenge” will be held in May. The challenge begins on May 1 and concludes on May 31, 2019. In recognition of Monterey County Bike Month, contestants who walk or bike to work, shopping and for health during the month of May are eligible to win prizes.
The Bike Walk Challenge is an activity of the Go831 program provided through the Transportation Agency for Monterey County. Go831 is a free benefit for commuters and employers powered by advanced technology that helps commuters find money-saving, stress-reducing alternatives to driving alone, and helps employers establish or improve smart commute programs. Participants can sign up for the challenge as individuals or as a team. To learn more about the Go831 program and how to sign up for the Bike/Walk Challenge, participants can visit: www.Go831.org.
The top three winners in the individual and employer categories will be announced in June. Winners are the participants who took the greatest number of walking and bicycling trips, and employers whose employees had the greatest number of combine trips. Last year, Monterey Bay Aquarium employees dominated the Challenge, with a lot of credit going to the Aquarium’s robust and well-established employee commute program the “Tunnel Jumpers.” Other notable participants included individuals and employees from the County of Monterey and the City of Salinas.
“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.”