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Dump the Pump

There are lots of different ways to Dump the Pump to save money, protect the environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lessen traffic congestion.  You can ride the bus, walk, bicycle or carpool.  Don't have carpool partners?  This website can help you find them and also bike, bus, and walking buddies.

Everyone* who records a green trip between National Dump the Pump Day, June 16, through July 31, 2016, will be sent a small reward and be entered into a prize drawing for a more valuable gift.  Each eligible recorded trip increases your chance of winning additional great prizes listed below. Yes, you can win more than one!

Prize Drawing Gifts:



Bus Prize:  Samsung - Galaxy Tab E Lite - 7" Tablet valued at approximately $100.  Entertainment on the go is easy with this tablet which features built in Wi-Fi for easy access to the web.  The thin, lightweight design makes is easy to carry everywhere, and the 7" touch screen offers crisp visuals.  It has 8 gigabytes of internal memory, an AndroidTM 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and a rear-facing camera.  It is both Bluetooth and GPS enabled. 



Walking Prize: Pebble Smartwatch valued at approximately $100.  The Pebble Smartwatch connects to your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth so you get the information you need exactly when you need it. The watch provides you with personalized notifications and downloadable apps on the go.  The Pebble Smartwatch features a long-lasting battery, user-friendly operation, and a screen that's readable even in bright daylight or underwater.  You can also customize it with watch faces and apps to suit your personal style and interests.



Bicycling Prize:  Two Mini Monkey Lights by MonkeyLectric LLC plus an Adult RTC RIDE 10-Ride transit pass valued at approximately $100. The waterproof lights strap to the spokes and display fun, full-color graphics on the spinning bike wheels.  There are 20 themes with hundreds of color combinations. Since they are visible from all sides, they increase your safety and your cool, factor at the same time.  The wheel lights fit 20-inch and larger bike wheels.



Carpool and Vanpool Prize (one each): Beats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphones valued at approximately $100. Listen to music, audiobooks and more with this headphone that is designed for a more dynamic wider range of sound, with a clarity that will bring you closer to what the artist intended you to hear.  Engineered for comfort.  Starting at the center of the flexible headband, the frame has been curved like never before giving a custom-fit feeling.  The ear cups have been ergonomically angled to complete this natural fit, with pivots for optimal comfort and sound delivery.  Easily foldable, this premium headphone is ready for your life on the go.


Let's see how many people in the Truckee Meadows can Dump the Pump between June 16 and July 31!

* Click here to see the prize rules. (A copy is also available in the Features and Tools Section at the bottom of My Page under File Downloads.)

Steps to record trips:

  • Create an account if you don't already have one.**
  • Click on My Page.
  • Click on "Log Your Commutes" (blue link in the middle of the page on the right hand side).
  • Enter the distance you traveled. (Trips must be at least 1/2 mile in length to be eligible for the prize drawing.)
  • Drag the mode you used to the appropriate day on the calendar.

**After creating an account on a desktop or laptop computer, you can use your smartphone or tablet to enter trips on your Commute Calendar, see traffic and weather alerts affecting your travel route, and request instant ride matches on your mobile devices from others who have also opted into the Quick Ridematching feature.