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 15, through July 31, 2017, 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 A 7" Tablet valued at approximately $120. Entertainment on the go is easy with this tablet. Download apps, games, movies and eBooks from Google Play. Cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all Android devices. A multi-user mode keeps your information safe with individual logins. The lightweight, portable design and a long-lasting battery makes it easy to carry everywhere, and the 7" touch screen offers crisp visuals. It has front and read cameras for taking photos and videos, 8 gigabytes of internal storage plus a microSD slot.
Walking Prize: Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker valued at approximately $130. This slim fitness wristband lets you automatically track your normal activities, exercise and sleep. Set a vibrating alarm to wake up more peacefully. SmartTrack™ automatically records your workouts. Sync stats wirelessly to your computer and over 200 smartphones including iOS, Android and Windows. Alta lets you change your style via premium accessory bands (not included.)
Bicycling Prize: TomTom Sparks Music GPS Fitness Watch valued at approximately $110. GPS tracking records your time, pace, distance and calories burned. A range of different modes (run, bike, swim, gym and treadmill) allows you to precisely monitor your activity. The watch features 3GB of music storage so you can leave your bulky phone or MP3 player behind (Bluetooth headphones not included). Wireless synching allows use with your favorite Apple® iOS or Android apps. Automatic sleep tracking also lets you know if you're getting the sleep you need.
Carpool and Vanpool Prize (one each): Bose® SoundSport® In-Ear Headphones valued at approximately $100. These headphones are designe to deliver clear, full and balanced sound. An inline microphone/remote switch allows you to easily adjust the volume and toggle between music and calls. Soft and flexible StayHear tips remain comfortably in place even when you are active. The headphones are sweat and weather-resistant making them great for use during spirited workouts. Comes with a matching case and attached karabiner making it easy to carry them with your.
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 pdf copy that can be downloaded 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.