#BusesBikesandBrooms
October 16-31, 2021

The Challenge has ended! We loved celebrating witch you! Thank you to all who participated and made this year’s challenge as fang-tastic as ever!

Participating Individuals:

Alyssa
Baxter the Biking BoxSpring
calebc
Cam’ron
Colie
D@Lonza
El Jefe
Emma R
Gerry
Hans
Heinemann Jen
IceTee
jacksonrand94
Jason R
jen
Jen Moreau
Jennifer Rowden
jojo
Jude
KateL
Kelsey
Ken F

Kep
Maddie
Maggie C
Mason T
mattb
Meg R
newts
Nicky
PMac
Rebecca1006
Robin W
Sara S
SHARON
Shayna
SMS
Stacey4Concord
Susan Books
Tammy Z.
Tawna
TVR
YourGhostHost
Zach S

Hans
Maggie
Susan
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission Staff

Challenge Details

From October 16th-31st, log any trip you make to work in any mode other than driving in a vehicle alone such as walking, biking, transit, carpool, telecommuting (working from home), or any combination of these options. Compressed workweeks can also be counted as you’re still reducing the number of trips driving alone to work.

In contrast to our Spring Statewide Challenge, this year’s Buses, Bikes & Brooms Challenge will be all individuals! You’ll still be able to track your progress against others on the leaderboard. Even though teams will not be used for this Challenge, you can still encourage your coworkers and friends to participate and track how you match up against each other.

How to Join

With this challenge, we are launching our new, free, online system! The system will be available online and also available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. To join the Challenge, you first need to create an account. You can then opt-in to the challenge which will make any trips you log during the challenge period eligible for our challenge awards (described below). If you are logging in from a desktop, the challenge can be found on the “Race” tab under the Account tab. If you are logging in from the mobile app, you can find the special event under the more tab. The leaderboard will appear once the challenge starts on Oct. 16th!

Challenge Awards and Incentives

Individuals with the highest number of greener trips will be recognized at the end of the challenge! In addition, the following incentives will be awarded:

  • Raffle prizes: Throughout the challenge, six individuals will be chosen at random to win a $25 gift card from a selection brands. To be eligible, make sure you have “opted-in” within your profile (more information coming soon!) Winners will be notified via email from admin@commutesmartnh.org.
  • Social media boo-tiful contest: A $50 gift card will be awarded at the end of the challenge to the individual with the most social media buzz! Share a photo with us of you commuting in your costume for extra points! A costume is not required for this award (though we really hope you do!), and points will be awarded using the following point system. Be sure to tag us and include #BusesBikesandBrooms so that we can find your post! Sites include Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
    • Enter throughout the challenge as many times as you like!
    • The winner will be chosen after the challenge has ended and all points are tallied.
    • Make sure to include #BusesBikesandBrooms and tag us so that we can find your posts.
    • Three points for each original post or email entry
    • Five points for each original video post or email entry
    • Seven points for each original photo or video in a costume
    • Two points for each social media platform used

General Challenge Resources


2020 Challenge & Participating Teams

The 2020 Buses, Bikes, & Brooms Challenge was held from October 1-31, 2020. Thank you to all teams and individuals who participated! Together we saved 49,472 miles, 45,494 lbs of CO2, and $28,199! The challenge included 26 teams, 137 participants, and logged 1,797 trips! 

Participating Teams:

Central NH Regional Planning Commission
City of Concord
Gundalow Company
Heinemann Publishing
Hypertherm
IAPP
Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2021
Let’s Book (Dover Library)
Lonza
LTC Partners
McLane Middleton
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
NH Dept. of Transportation
nubeer
Oak Point Associates
PAE/Visa Center
Portsmouth High School
Queen City Bike Collective
Rockingham Planning Commission
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
Southern NH Planning Commission
S&W Sports
UNH – Dept. Biological Sciences
UNH – Paul College of Business & Economics
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission

Congrats to our winning teams! 

Most Sustainable Trips (Small): Rockingham Planning Commission
Most Sustainable Trips (Medium): Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2021
Most Sustainable Trips (Large): Heinemann Publishing
Most Sustainable Trips (Individual from Free Agents): Alyssa M.
Most Social Media Buzz: City of Concord

Shayna & Stef
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
Matt
Central NH Regional Planning Commission
Cynthia
UNH Paul College of Business and Economics
Jason
Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2021
Stefanie
City of Concord
Zackary
Lonza
Craig
Central NH Regional Planning Commission
Andy
Gundalow Company
Matthew
Queen City Bike Collective


2019 Challenge & Participating Teams

The 2019 Buses, Bikes, & Brooms Challenge was held from October 20 – November 2, 2019. In just two weeks we were able to log 563 trips segments totaling 3,561 miles, and saved 5,344 pounds of pollutants and $3,995! Thanks you to all the employers, organizations, and individuals that participated! Participating teams were:

Absolute Resource Associates
Central NH Regional Planning Commission
City of Concord
Free Agents
Goodale’s Bike Shop – Nashua
Hanover Co-op Food Stores
McLean Commutications
Monadnock Food Co-op
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
NH Department of Environmental Services
NH Department of Transportation
NH Public Utilities
Oyster River Cycle Sport
Queen City Bike Collective
Rockingham Planning Commission
S&W Sports
Shaker Road School
Southern NH Planning Commission
Strafford Regional Planning Commission