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Show Your Ride Some Love

During the Month of Love, why not show your ride some love?!

Whether you bike, walk, carpool or vanpool, our rides could always use a little TLC. Keep scrolling for some ways to round out your Valentine’s Day and the rest of the Month of Love! Log your first ever trip this month and we’ll send you a little something to say thank you!

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Champion Spotlight: Jeffrey Sparks, Hilmar Cheese Company

We love hearing stories about our Smart Travel community. This month, we want to highlight the story of Jeffrey Sparks, who has been traveling by bike to his job at Hilmar Cheese Company for just over a year.

At twenty four years old, Jeffrey has already shown a strong commitment to his health (and bike miles!). Since discovering a safer route to travel on his bike, he has been commuting the 7.5 miles from Turlock to Hilmar Cheese Company five days a week since March 2016.

Jeffrey has also pursued certification as a League Cycling Instructor, qualifying him to administer the Traffic Skills 101 course as well as several others under the banner of the League of American Bicyclists. This matches well with his interest in educating kids about bicycling, as in his words, “they will become the experts in active transportation and road safety, and they will embarrass their parents into riding their bikes more.”

Fun fact: Do you know what an “Everest” is in bike lingo? Well, Jeffrey recently completed one, having biked over 29,029 vertical feet in one day, which is greater than the equivalent distance from sea level to the peak of Mt. Everest (and it took over sixteen hours on his bike!).

High fives and kudos to Jeffrey for showing that with a little research and dedication, it is possible to leave the car behind and make a bicycle your main Smart Travel option.

Welcome to Dibs. A New Look Inspired by You.

Launched almost 40 years ago by the San Joaquin Council of Governments, Commute Connection was established when times were a little different – offering carpooling as a single solution in response to the need for resource conservation in the 1970s during the energy crisis. As time went on, the program expanded the options to promote vanpooling, biking, walking, and riding transit.

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Dibs Day 2017

OCT 26 – the BIG day


Listen up everyone!!! This is the ultimate giveaway and we're rolling it out just for our Dibsters on October 26th! Use a Smart Travel mode on October 26th and you could win your very own vacation! We’re giving away an Airbnb gift card just for logging your journey on Dibs Day!

We love our Dibs users, some even like to call themselves Dibsters! As a token of our appreciation, we've dedicated an entire day to our Dibsters and their Smart Travelin ways! Grab your friends, your coworkers, or even your boss and roll into work by either walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, or taking transit together. Then log that trip on and you could be the lucky winner of an Airbnb gift card. We’ll even cover your choice of a Smart Travel option to get you there!

October 26th is your day to embark on a new path, your way, and win a sweet vacay!