Gohio Commute


Dan Sheehan
Gohio Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission


Dan Sheehan, the Gohio Coordinator from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, has a great success story from their June 2017 Commuter Challenge.

Check out this Coffee Talk to hear about what they did and what they learned. Summary and other resources can be found below.

Coffee Talks are a great opportunity to chat with and learn from other RideAmigos admins on what makes for successful behavior change programs


Nov 8, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern


Welcome & Introductions
Case Study: Gohio Commuter Challenge
Q&A, Discussion


Learn about how MORPC planned, advertised, and executed a commuter challenge that showed almost double year-over-year growth. Great examples of how to entice individuals and teams to participate through rewards and prizes. Lots of good Q&A from other challenge organizers from across the country who also use the RideAmigos platform.

How the Challenge Gameplay Worked

Individual Challenge (Lottery-style)

  • Earn 1 point for each day an alternative trip is logged
  • Every weekday a winner is drawn from the pool of people who earned points ($25 gift card)
  • Grand prize winners drawn at end of month

Team Challenge

  • Teams of up to 10 people
  • Points earned the same way as for individual challenge, max. 1 point per day per person
  • Top-scoring teams eligible for prizes at end of month

Participants were able to take part in individual and team challenges simultaneously.

MORPC 2017 Commuter Challenge Initial Survey

MORPC 2017 Commuter Challenge Immediate Post Survey

MORPC 2017 Commuter Challenge Slides

Example of some marketing materials for the challenge: