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May Mode Shift Challenge

 Join us during the entire month of May while we create real change in our travel patterns!

Perhaps the biggest barrier to getting out of your car and onto a more environmentally-friendly and congestion-reducing mode is the sheer convenience of being able to climb into a car and go. Shifting to bike, walking or public transit requires planning ahead. This bike month, let us help you to do the planning necessary to actually start changing your daily habits.

 Download and print our FREE Mode Shift workbook.

Don’t worry; it’s only a few pages long! Just click here to download.

 Pick any week during the month of May.

We know that your life is busy and complicated, so just look a the calendar and decide which week will work best for you.

 Plan out which trips to shift.

Sit down before the week begins and plan out which trips you are going to try to shift from car (including taxi or Uber/Lyft) to bike—or to walking or public transit, including our shuttles. Even though this is bike month, we want to support a multi-modal approach to reducing emissions & congestion. And remember that you can use a combination of non-car modes for a single trip!

 At the end of the week, reflect on how it went.

What was successful? What problems did you encounter? What might you do differently next time? The whole point of this exercise is to figure out what does and does not work for you so you can make real, lasting changes to your travel patterns in the future.

 Optional: Apply what you learned to a second week!

The workbook provides space so you can take what you learned the first week and try again. You don’t have to… but if you’re serious about changing the way you travel on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, we encourage you to make the extra effort!

 Submit your completed workbook to us by Monday, June 13, 2022.

We don’t need your hardcopy workbook—in fact, we’d rather you keep it as a record for yourself! Please just email us a scan or clear photos of the grid on page 4 and the info box on page 6 (and also the grid on page 5 if you do the second week).

 Get prizes!

Every participant who submits their completed workbook to us will receive:

  • a certificate showing your estimated carbon reduction effected by the challenge!
  • small commemorative prizes, including two different Mode Shift waterproof decals.
  • entry into the May Mode Shift Challenge raffle!

Raffle prizes will include bike shop gift cards, MBTA passes, bike gear & more! Check this page, watch our twitter feed, or subscribe to our email list to receive prize announcements and updates throughout the month of May.

Raffle prizes that have been announced so far include:

  • One raffle winner will receive a $50 gift card to the local bike shop of their choice. That’s right: You can pick the bike shop!
  • One raffle winner will receive a will receive their choice of a $50 credit to use on The Grid OR a $50 preloaded CharlieCard.
  • One raffle winner will receive a Crankbrothers M19 Multi-Tool. Specifically, this one.
  • One raffle winner will receive a NiteRider front + rear bike light combo. Specifically, this one.



Mode Shift Challenge Flyer

Want to help us spread the word about the May Mode Shift Challenge? Feel free to share or post this 8.5×11-format poster at your workplace or community location!