Daily Prizes

Each participant can earn one entry per day into the prize drawing by logging a sustainable trip (carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, car2go, transit) on the RideshareOhio commute calendar. Participants may earn a maximum one entry per day regardless of the number of times they log a sustainable trip. Prize drawings will occur on weekday mornings. Winners will be notified within 24 hours of each drawing (with the exception of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday winners, who will be announced on Monday) via the e-mail address they used to register for the Commuter Challenge.

To be eligible for the daily drawings, participants must log their eligible trips by 11:59pm EDT each day. Participants may win a maximum of two (2) daily prizes per week (Sunday – Saturday). The Daily Challenge prize drawings will last from June 1 to June 30. Winners will be assigned a gift card by contest organizers, and may choose to either pickup their prize or have it mailed. Contest organizers are not responsible for any prizes that do not get delivered via, and will not replace the prize.

See our Prizes page for a listing prizes available!

Grand Prizes

For each day a participant logs a sustainable commute on the commute calendar at RideshareOhio, that person will gain an entry to the Grand Prize drawing that will take place during the Commuter Challenge Award Ceremony on July 6 at Columbus Commons from 11:30am – 1:00pm. A total of 30 entries may be made per participant (one for each day of June).

There will be 3 grand prizes awarded at the end of the Challenge:

1st name drawn :: $500 Visa cash card

2nd name drawn :: $200 Visa cash card

3rd name drawn :: Chipotle for one year*

To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, all eligible trips must be logged by Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:59 pm EDT. Participants may win a maximum of one (1) grand prize.

Winners do not have to be present to win their prizes. However, they must claim their prize within ten (10) business days upon notification of the award. After 10 business days, the original winner will forfeit their right to the prize, and a new winner will be drawn.

*Chipotle includes one free entrée per week for 52 weeks.

#MakeYourMilesMatter Weekly Selfie Contest

Participants are invited to compete in the “Weekly Selfie Contest” by posting photos of themselves on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram traveling by transit, car2go, ridesharing, walking, riding CoGo and/or biking with the hashtag ‘#MakeYourMilesMatter.’ Contestants are encouraged to avoid taking selfies while operating a sustainable mode of transportation. Those who do will do so at their own risk.

To be eligible for the prize drawing, all selfies must be posted by Saturday at 11:59pm EDT of that week’s contest. Weekly prize drawings will occur every Monday and will be selected from the prior week’s entries (Sunday – Saturday).

Participants are eligible to win one (1) selfie prize per week.

By posting a selfie with the hashtag ‘#MakeYourMilesMatter,’ the participant thereby allows challenge organizers to post the picture on their social media pages, webpages, and any print marketing materials.

General Eligibility

The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge is open to any individual 18 years of age or older who lives or commutes in the 15-county Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission area of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Fayette Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, or Union Counties. Limit one registration per individual. Contest is not open to MORPC, COTA, CoGo, or car2go employees, board members or their immediate families.

Claiming a Prize

Prizes may be claimed by emailing commuterchallenge@morpc.org or calling 1-800-742-RIDE. Prizes must be claimed within 10 business days of their awarding. If a prize goes unclaimed after 10 business days, it will be forfeited by the original winner, and a new winner will be drawn using the same entrants as the original prize drawing.

Winners may choose to either pickup their prize or have it mailed. Contest organizers are not responsible for any prizes that do not get delivered via mail, and will not replace the prize.


Commuters who are physically unable to log their daily commutes on RideshareOhio are welcome to phone in their sustainable commutes and claim their prizes (1-888-742-RIDE). MORPC staff will ensure the diverse populations of Central Ohio may participate in the Challenge.


By participating in the Commuter Challenge, individuals agree to the use of their names, hometowns, likenesses and/or recognition information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation, or notice to winners, to the extent permitted by law.

Non-Discrimination Clause

The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge does not discriminate against any individual or participant because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation and/or any other factor as specified in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and subsequent amendments. The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge will comply with all federal and state laws regarding such.