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TAMC ENCOURAGES MONTEREY COUNTY TO “MOVE IT,” APRIL 18-MAY 31, 2022,  FOR A CHANCE TO WIN OVER $7,000 IN PRIZES.”  

April 15, 2022

MONTEREY COUNTY – The challenge is on Monterey County! This is the time to take advantage of the extra hour of daylight and move your body in the Move It Monterey County Challenge.

The “Move it Monterey County” Challenge is presented by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) in co-sponsorship with Blue Zones Monterey County and MY Museum, April 18 – May 31, 2022. The goal is to encourage anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Monterey County to get out and move their bodies for health, mind, and community.

There are many great ways to participate in the Move It Monterey County Challenge such as joining a Blue Zones walking Moai (small groups walking together), biking on your lunch break, hiking with friends or family, or joining a walking school bus.

Salinas residents can also get points for walking or biking through the temporary protected bike lanes in front of Harden Middle School on McKinnon Street from April 20 – May 18.

Participating in the Challenge is easy as 1-2-3

1.     Bike, walk, take a bus or carpool to work, school, to shops or just for fun (bike and walk trips get double points)!

2.     Track your trip on Go831.Rideamigos.com or the CommuteTracker app.

3.     You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a new bicycle after you track your first trip.

Prizes

Individuals, teams, schools, and worksites can compete to win prizes valued at more than $7, 000. Prizes giveaways include gift cards to local businesses, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, bike/skateboard racks and an electric bike for the winning worksite. Prizes can be won during individual, team and employer and school competitions. Winners of the challenge will be announced in June.

Register yourself or your worksite or school site to compete in the Move It Challenge today at: Go831.org

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!

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 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 ariana@tamcmonterey.org or Theresa Wright @theresa@tamcmonterye.org or call 831.755.0903.

 Blue Zones Project Monterey County (BZPMC) is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in our community. For more information visit www.montereycounty.bluezonesproject.com  or call 831.775.0903.

 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 info@mymuseum.org

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