Friday, April 3, 2009

Registration for the 2009 Bicycle Commuter Contest has begun!
Visit the Olympia Transit Center at State and Washington streets in downtown Olympia to register for the contest and buy your T-Shirt.
You can also register by mail- download a PDF version of our registration form at:
and mail it with your check for $5.00 to
Bicycle Commuter Contest
Intercity Transit
222 State Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
New for 2009: In an effort to make the process more efficient and reliable, and so that everyone can get a t-shirt in the size they desire, we have eliminated the pre-ordering option for t-shirts this year. T-shirts will be available for purchase while supplies last, at the Olympia Transit Center, and at select events, like the Wrencher's Ball, and the Lacey Alternative Eergy Fair. For best selection, go to the OTC soon to buy your t-shirt!
Stay tuned here, and visit our website
for more information and breaking news about the 2009 Bicycle Commuter Contest!


Mac said...

Is this a contest or a raffle raising money for something? the $5 entry fee seems a little out-of-the-ordinary, especially if you had 1500 registrants last year and had the two bicycle prizes donated. I'm all for encouraging bike commuting but I'm not really seeing the point of paying $5 to log my miles, except for the chance to win a bike (which anybody who enters would already have).

ThurstonBCC said...

The Bicycle Commuter Contest is an awareness-raising event, intended to encourage people to ride their bikes for utilitarian purposes. The $5 entry fee goes a very small way towards defraying the costs of running the event, and it also gives participants a level of ownership and a moticvation to actually complete the mileage log and turn it in at the end of May. Everyone must pay to enter except those under 18 years of age, and those whose workplaces sponsor them by paying the fee. We also have 50 Agency and business sponsors who generously donate goods and services to help us put the event on. Thanks for your interest- did this answer your question?