#SmartCommuteTheRoute
May 1-31, 2024

Challenge Details

The Spring Statewide challenge is back again in May 2024. Within the online trip logger or mobile app, log in and track a sustainable trip during May and you will be a participant of the challenge. This challenge is organization based, so make sure your commute profile has your current employer listed, and encourage your co-workers to also log their trips for an even better shot at your organization winning! You will automatically be group in teams based on the business you include in your profile.

The challenge will run from May 1st through the 31st, log any trip you take using a 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.

Again this year, the challenge is being held in partnership with CommuteSMART Seacoast’s B2B Challenge. If you are participating in both challenges, you only need to log your trip once.

How to Join

The challenge uses our trip logging system that is available online and for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. To join the Challenge, you first need to create an account. Any trips you log during the challenge period will make you 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 under the “Account” tab. The leaderboard will appear once the challenge starts on May 1st!

Challenge Awards and Incentives

Organization of different size categories with the highest number of reduced car trips will be recognized at the end of the challenge!

  • Organization Size Categories:
    • XX-Large (500+ employees)
    • X-Large (100-499 employees)
    • Large (25-99 employees)
    • Medium (10-24 employees)
    • Small (2-9 employees)

No Organization? No problem! If you are retired, unemployed, or have no organization you can still participate! Leave your organization blank in your commute profile and you will not be assigned to a team but will still contribute to the challenge totals and be eligible for all prizes.

In addition, the following incentives will be awarded:

  • Raffle Prizes: Throughout the challenge, competing individuals will be chosen at random to win gift cards from a wide selection of brands. To be eligible, make sure you are logged into your account, have logged trips during the month of May, and your organization information is up to date within your profile. Winners will be notified via email.
    • Winners will be chosen at random
    • Two $20 gift card drawings will happen every Friday of the challenge: May 15th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
    • A final drawing will occur on the last day of the challenge: May 31st

Challenge Resources

The Challenge has ended but you can still earn rewards: Join Today

Results

Thank you to all of the challenge participants! This month we did a lot of good for the environment, our health, and our wallets, all through sustainable commuting. Collectively competing commuters reduced 9,648 car trips. The trips we reduced tallied up 71,075 miles saved from driving. This amount of driving replaced by sustainable commuting prevented 60,674 pounds of emissions. Not to mention it saved 3,096 gallons of gas from being bought. These savings at the pump and more from wear and tear on vehicles equaled $44,422 during the challenge. Through active transportation members burned 486,667 calories. It is amazing what 383 committed challenge participants can collectively do when they are committed to sustainable commuting!

Remember to keep up the sustainable commuting, if you keep logging your trips you can earn rewards all year long with CommuteSmart NH.

Congratulations to our winning teams!

  • XX-Large: Portsmouth Middle School with 5,004 trips!
  • X-Large: IAPP with 418 trips!
  • Large: University of New Hampshire – Library with 370 trips!
  • Medium: Rockingham Planning Commission with 167 trips!
  • Small: Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission with 140 trips!

Thanks to all participating teams!

  • Portsmouth Middle School
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Lonza
  • DEKA
  • Dartmouth College
  • Portsmouth High School
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • BAE systems
  • Autozone
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • IAPP
  • Heinemann Publishing
  • Wright-Pierce
  • FedPoint
  • University of New Hampshire – Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
  • State of NH – Department of Administrative Services
  • NHDES – Concord
  • University of New Hampshire – Library
  • B2W Software
  • Solidscape
  • City of Portsmouth – City Hall
  • University of New Hampshire – COLSA Academic Affairs
  • Monadnock Food Co-op
  • Oak Point Associates
  • Global Seafood Alliance
  • Absolute Resource Associates
  • NEMO Equipment
  • Rockingham Planning Commission
  • Strafford Regional Planning Commission
  • NHDES – Portsmouth
  • Queen City Bike Collective
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission
  • Portsmouth Public Library
  • Federal Highway Administration – NH Division
  • Dover Public Library
  • Gundalow Company
  • Upper Valley Educators Institute
  • Lindt
  • Mclane Middleton – Newington
  • Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
  • Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission
  • Tri Town Bicycle
  • Placework
  • Harbour Light Strategic Marketing
  • Southwest Regional Planning Commission

Thank you to all who participated last year!

Click to visit the 2022 results page for a full breakdown

Cumulative Statistics

In total 190 participants across 43 businesses competed during the challenge! Together we reduced 4,365 car trips. This saved 73,261 miles of driving, 3,149 gallons of gas and prevented 61,724 pounds of emissions. In addition, through active transportation participants burnt 212,166 calories. 

Winning Teams

  • XX-Large: Lonza with 902 reduced car trips
  • X-Large: IAPP with 486 reduced car trips
  • Large: University of New Hampshire – Library with 282 reduced trips
  • Medium: Strafford Regional Planning Commission with 168 reduced trips
  • Small: Placework with 174 reduced trips
  • Most Social Media Buzz: University of New Hampshire – Library

Thanks To All Participating Teams

  • Lonza
  • IAPP
  • UNH
  • UNH – Library
  • UNH – Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
  • NHDES – Portsmouth
  • NHDES – Concord
  • B2W Software
  • CNHRPC
  • SRPC
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Placework
  • RPC
  • SNHPC
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Oak Point Associates
  • Portsmouth High School
  • Portsmouth Middle School
  • Heinemann Publishing
  • City of Portsmouth – City Hall
  • NHDOT
  • Solidscape
  • Krempels Center
  • FedPoint
  • STS
  • HubSpot
  • NH Department of Corrections
  • City of Concord
  • McLane Middleton – Newington
  • Dover Public Library
  • Harbour Light Strategic Marketing
  • Nemo Equipment
  • SWRPC
  • Karens Closet
  • Lindt
  • NH BEA
  • CAPBMI
  • Tocci Building Corp.
  • Papa Wheelie’s Bike Shop
  • Deka

#SmartCommuteTheRoute
May 1-31, 2021

Thank you to all teams who participated!
Together we saved 219,472 miles, 201,809 lbs of C02, and $125,099!
The challenge included 41 teams, 578 participants, and logged 7,049 trips!

Congrats to our winning teams!

Most Sustainable Trips (Micro): Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
Most Sustainable Trips (Small): Strafford Regional Planning Commission
Most Sustainable Trips (Medium): UNH – Library
Most Sustainable Trips (Large): IAPP
Most Sustainable Trips (Major): Portsmouth Middle School
Most Social Media Buzz: UNH – Library

Participating Teams:

B2W Software
BM-CAP, Inc.
Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
City of Concord
Flatbread
Gundalow Company
Harbour Light Strategic Marketing
Heinemann Publishing
HubSpot
Hypertherm
IAPP
Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2021
Let’s Book (Dover Library)
Lonza
LTC Partners
McLane Middleton – Manchester
McLane Middleton – Newington
Monadnock Food Co-op
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
NEMO Equipment
Next Charter School
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Oak Point Associates
Papa Wheelies Bike Shop
Portsmouth – City Hall
Portsmouth High School
Portsmouth Middle School
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Queen City Bike Collective
Riverside Rest Home
Rockingham Planning Commission
S&W Sports
Seacoast Science Center
Shaker Road School
Solidscape
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission
UNH – Library
UNH – Department Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences
UNH – Paul College of Business & Economics

Kristin
UNH – Library
Jackson
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
Emily
IAPP
Chandra
UNH Dept. Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences
Donna
City of Concord
Stephen
Lonza
Josh
Oak Point Associates

Join other businesses and employers from across the state in participating in CommuteSmart NH’s second annual Spring Statewide Challenge! See which team will be the champions! Bike, walk, skateboard, telecommute, carpool, use transit, or any combination of these modes May 1-31, 2021! Compressed work weeks can now be logged as well! 

How To Join

To create a new team, you can register using our online registration form. If your team has already been created and you just need to join the team, you can register on the Trip Logger. If you are a member of a returning team, you can simply login to the Trip Logger using your existing username and password. Once registered, you will be able to start logging trips on May 1st. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask us at admin@commutesmartnh.org

Challenge Details

During the entire month of May, log any trip you make to work in a manner other than driving in a vehicle alone. The challenge permits various modes including walking, biking, transit, carpool, telecommuting (working at home), or any combination of these options. New this year, the Challenge also includes those who work compressed work weeks. All trips will be logged on the Trip Logger software that is shared with CommuteSMART Seacoast and participants will be required to create their own login (Don’t worry- it’s free!)

Form a team with your co-workers and compete with other teams around the state. Depending on the size of your employer, your team may be your department, unit, division, branch or the entire company. In fact, many may find it fun to create friendly competition between other departments or branches of a company.

This challenge is being held in partnership with CommuteSMART Seacoast’s B2B Challenge. If you are participating in both challenges, you only need to log your trip once! If you are a business located in the seacoast, you can also email info@commutesmartseacoast.org. 

Challenge Awards

Most sustainable trips. For this category, an award will be given to the team (in each size category) which has logged the most sustainable trips on a per capita basis. For fairness, participating teams are grouped into five size categories based on the total number of employees:

  • Micro (2-9 employees)
  • Small (10-24 employees)
  • Medium (25-99 employees)
  • Large (100-499 employees)
  • Major (500+ employees)

Most social media buzz. This award will be given to the team with the most social media buzz. To be eligible, each social media post must include #SmartCommuteTheRoute and the team name. Points will be awarded based on the following system:

  • Three points for each original post, one point for retweet or Facebook “like”; one point for Twitter “favorite” or Facebook “Comment”, one point for Instagram like or repost.
  • One point for each social media platform used.
  • One point for each unique author.
  • Five points for each video.

Other fun CSNH branded swag will be raffled off and given away throughout the Challenge! Follow CommuteSmart NH on social media to find out more!

General Challenge Resources

Team Captain Toolkit


The 2020 Spring Challenge was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2019 winners:

Most Sustainable Trips (small employer): S&W Sports
Most Sustainable Trips (medium employer): NHDES Air Division
Most Sustainable Trips (large employer): NHDES Water Division 
Most Social Media Buzz: S&W Sports

Overall, participants logged 2,212 trips totaling 29,800 miles, and saved 23,056 pounds of pollutants and $17,235. 

 
Photos: S&W Sports and NHDES Challenge Participants 

Past Participating Teams

Biederman’s Deli & Pub
Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
City of Concord – Community Development
Concord Hospital
Dover Public Library
Goodale’s Bike Shop – Nashua
Hanover Co-op Food Stores
Hypertherm
Lakes Region Planning Commission 
Mascoma Bank
McLean Communications
Monadnock Food Co-op
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Air Division 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Commissioner’s Office
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Waste Management 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Water Division
Rockingham Planning Commission
S&W Sports
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission
Southwest Region Planning Commission
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
UNH Paul College
White Mountain Science, Inc. – Littleton

Join other businesses and employers from across the state in participating in CommuteSmart NH’s second annual Spring Statewide Challenge! See which team will be the champions! Bike, walk, skateboard, telecommute, carpool, use transit, or any combination of these modes May 1-31, 2021! Compressed work weeks can now be logged as well! 

How To Join

To create a new team, you can register using our online registration form. If your team has already been created and you just need to join the team, you can register on the Trip Logger. If you are a member of a returning team, you can simply login to the Trip Logger using your existing username and password. Once registered, you will be able to start logging trips on May 1st. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask us at admin@commutesmartnh.org

Challenge Details

During the entire month of May, log any trip you make to work in a manner other than driving in a vehicle alone. The challenge permits various modes including walking, biking, transit, carpool, telecommuting (working at home), or any combination of these options. New this year, the Challenge also includes those who work compressed work weeks. All trips will be logged on the Trip Logger software that is shared with CommuteSMART Seacoast and participants will be required to create their own login (Don’t worry- it’s free!)

Form a team with your co-workers and compete with other teams around the state. Depending on the size of your employer, your team may be your department, unit, division, branch or the entire company. In fact, many may find it fun to create friendly competition between other departments or branches of a company.

This challenge is being held in partnership with CommuteSMART Seacoast’s B2B Challenge. If you are participating in both challenges, you only need to log your trip once! If you are a business located in the seacoast, you can also email info@commutesmartseacoast.org. 

Challenge Awards

Most sustainable trips. For this category, an award will be given to the team (in each size category) which has logged the most sustainable trips on a per capita basis. For fairness, participating teams are grouped into five size categories based on the total number of employees:

  • Micro (2-9 employees)
  • Small (10-24 employees)
  • Medium (25-99 employees)
  • Large (100-499 employees)
  • Major (500+ employees)

Most social media buzz. This award will be given to the team with the most social media buzz. To be eligible, each social media post must include #SmartCommuteTheRoute and the team name. Points will be awarded based on the following system:

  • Three points for each original post, one point for retweet or Facebook “like”; one point for Twitter “favorite” or Facebook “Comment”, one point for Instagram like or repost.
  • One point for each social media platform used.
  • One point for each unique author.
  • Five points for each video.

Other fun CSNH branded swag will be raffled off and given away throughout the Challenge! Follow CommuteSmart NH on social media to find out more!

General Challenge Resources

Team Captain Toolkit


The 2020 Spring Challenge was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2019 winners:

Most Sustainable Trips (small employer): S&W Sports
Most Sustainable Trips (medium employer): NHDES Air Division
Most Sustainable Trips (large employer): NHDES Water Division 
Most Social Media Buzz: S&W Sports

Overall, participants logged 2,212 trips totaling 29,800 miles, and saved 23,056 pounds of pollutants and $17,235. 

 
Photos: S&W Sports and NHDES Challenge Participants 

Past Participating Teams

Biederman’s Deli & Pub
Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
City of Concord – Community Development
Concord Hospital
Dover Public Library
Goodale’s Bike Shop – Nashua
Hanover Co-op Food Stores
Hypertherm
Lakes Region Planning Commission 
Mascoma Bank
McLean Communications
Monadnock Food Co-op
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Air Division 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Commissioner’s Office
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Waste Management 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Water Division
Rockingham Planning Commission
S&W Sports
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission
Southwest Region Planning Commission
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
UNH Paul College
White Mountain Science, Inc. – Littleton