Formerly known as the Commuter Challenge, the challenge encourages the use of alternative forms of transportation.
Transportation remains one of the largest sectors of emissions across Routt County and greater Colorado. Not only do the emissions contribute significantly to climate change but transportation pollutants can also have adverse impacts on human health, such as asthma, reduced lung capacity, and respiratory illness.
Every year, YVSC holds the CARbon-Free Challenge (formerly known as the Commuter Challenge) to encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation, like biking, walking, or even roller blading, in order to reduce emissions. Participants log their miles travelled using alternative forms of transportation as solo riders, families, or adult teams for the chance to win prizes provided by local businesses.
Gallons of gas avoided
In 2022, the CARbon-Free Challenge was a great success! Our 176 participants travelled 11,608 miles from June 1-30, all while using alternative transportation. Their hard work helped save approximately 457 gallons of gas, which is equivalent to avoiding 4.1 tons of CO2 emissions. Keep getting those miles, and we look forward to our 2023 event!