Oregon Drive Less Challenge runs Sept 16-30

September 14, 2017

Not making it to the gym? Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Want to save up for that vacation? Discover healthful and green travel options that can save you money and time. Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge this month and you could win prizes!

Weekly prizes include KEEN shoes, Hydro Flasks and Black Star Bags, plus Dutch Bros and REI gift cards. You could also win a grand prize GenZe electric bike or a $500 cash card. It's easy to participate!

  1. Sign into DriveLessConnect.com
  2. Use transportation options (walk, bike, bus, train, carpool, vanpool, telework) through Sept. 30
  3. Log those trips on your calendar and you can win great prizes!


The Drive Less Connect Challenge takes place statewide September 16-30, 2017. The Challenge is open to Oregonians age 18 and older, and it is free to sign up. Those who participate and log their trips each day are entered into daily prize drawings and may also be eligible for the grand prize drawings.


The Challenge encourages people to get out of single occupancy vehicles and find alternative, healthy ways to travel such as biking, walking, carpooling, and using public transportation. It provides incentives to try new modes of transportation.

More Information

Check out the Drive Less Connect Challenge website to sign up or find useful local resources and guides to aid in planning trips. Drive Less Connect is Oregon's secure, easy-to-use online ride-matching tool.

Local Contact

The Challenge is administered locally by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation. For details, contact Kathy Fitzpatrick, (541) 296-2266 or kathy@mcedd.org