Mark Your Calendars for Active Commute Week 2022
Active Commute Week begins Thursday, June 16th and runs through June 23rd. Join us for the Happy Hour Wrap-Up Event, June 24th at 4:30pm at Harmony Hall!
Walk, Roll and Ride to your destination! Sign-ups are now open for Employers/Sponsors.
New this year: Our team challenge option! Form a team with friends or family to participate in the challenge. This is a great opportunity if you are working remotely but still want to participate. Sign-up with your own team to participate in the team challenge.
What is Active Commute Week?
Active Commute Week is a community-wide initiative to encourage the widespread use of alternative modes of transportation. Whether you’re biking to work, riding the bus to the grocery store, or carpooling to lunch—you can log your “green trips” and see how much you’re reducing carbon footprint in Grand Rapids! Go head-to-head with your friends, family, and coworkers in a friendly competition where everyone wins. Help us bring awareness to alternative modes of transport in this fun and educational week.
Employer sign-ups begin April 1st. The employer challenge is a great way to measure collective impact while fostering team spirit and competition in four employer categories: micro, small, medium, and large employers.
In 2021, the following employers were recognized for top participation in the challenge: City of Grand Rapids, Calvin University, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Kent District Library, and Switchback Gear Exchange. Thank you for your contributions to our 2021 event and we are looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in 2022!
- City of Grand Rapids - Mobile GR
- West Michigan Rideshare
- Priority Health
- Harmony Hall
- Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc
- Pedego Grand Rapids
- Rockford Construction
- Grand Rapids Public Museum
- Oh, Hello Company
- Field & Fire
- Williams & Works
2022 Schedule of Events
Thursday June 16th
Walk/Run "Mode of the Day" sponsored by Gazelle Sports
Downtown Grand Rapids Pitstop at the new Gazelle Sports location and Courage & Soar, 4-6 p.m.
Friday June 17
Bike "Mode of the Day" - log a bike trip for an extra prize raffle ticket!
Calvin University Pitstop (7:30-9:30 a.m.) - Burton St entrance
Saturday June 18
"Bikepooling" Mode of the Day sponsored by Gazelle Sports
Stop by their 28th St location for ACW swag and boxed water.
Monday June 20th
Bus/Transit "Mode of the Day"
Morning Pitstop at the Aquinas College Athletic Center (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Afternoon Pitstop at The Rapid (Central Station - 4-6 p.m.)
Tuesday June 21
Carpool "Mode of the Day"
Morning Pitstop hosted by Field&Fire (820 Monroe Ave NW) from 7-9 a.m.
Afternoon Pitstop hosted by Founder's Brewing, 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday June 22
Telework "Mode of the Day"
Morning Pitstop hosted by Rockford Construction set up at Morton Hotel (along Monroe Center) 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Thursday June 23
"Choose your own Adventure" - log ANY type of sustainable trip to earn a bonus raffle ticket!
Morning pitstop sponsored by Advantage Benefits Group- they will be set up outside Van Andel Arena from 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Friday June 24th
Happy Hour Recap Event at Harmony Hall (Stocking Ave NW)
4:30-6 p.m. (come earlier for networking)