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Clean Air Challenge LogoMassachusetts travelers will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge (formerly Car-Free Week). This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22nd-26th. By trying greener modes including carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking, and riding transit, participants are part of a collective effort to reduce the number of cars on the road, which reduces harmful emissions and improves the air in Massachusetts.

Take the Challenge!

Participating in the Clean Air Challenge is FREE and it’s easy! Shift Your Mode and try traveling by foot, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, or transit as many trips as you can during September 22nd-26th.

Track your trips!

Register in NuRide , the Commonwealth’s ridematching and commuter rewards program. Take as many green trips (carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk, take transit) as you can between September 22nd – 26th and record them in NuRide using the trip calendar.

Win prizes for contributing to cleaner air!

Daily Prizes – A $50 gift card will be awarded to a randomly selected participant in NuRide each day during the Clean Air Challenge. The winner will be chosen from a different mode (biking, carpool, transit, etc.) each day. The mode will be announced the evening before.

Grand Prizes – At the end of the week, three (3) grand prize winners who tracked green trips will be randomly selected to receive $100 gift cards.

Daily Photo Contest – Each day during the Clean Air Challenge, we will post our “Mode of the Day” on MassRIDES Facebook and Twitter. Participants have 24 hours to post a picture traveling by that mode for a chance to win $25 and a commuting prize pack.

Winning participants for all contests and raffles will be announced on MassRIDES Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #CleanAir.

Repeat! Use NuRide all year long to track your green trips, and continue to earn rewards.

MassRIDES employer partners, colleges, universities, and Massachusetts cities and towns are also encouraged to take part. Contact MassRIDES for help planning your promotions and visit www.commute.com/cleanair for other resources. For more information about MassRIDES, visit us at www.commute.com, and for more information on NuRide visit www.nuRide.com/massRIDES .

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