BCDCOG LowGoTober Commuter Challenge Offers Prizes for Smart Commuting October 22-26

Lowcountry residents who trade in driving alone for a more sustainable commute could win tasty prizes in October. That’s when the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) Lowcountry Go commuter services program is sponsoring the first-ever LowGoTober challenge. The event, which takes place Oct. 22-26, is aimed at encouraging commuters to try sustainable options for traveling to and from work by way of carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk, or telecommuting.

Participating in LowGoTober is easy:

  • Register with Lowcountry Go by visiting lowcountrygo.com or downloading the Lowcountry Go app on Apple or Android devices.
  • Track trips each day (up to two, one-way trips daily) for a chance to win daily prizes. All trips must be logged by 8 a.m. the following day to be entered in daily drawings.
  • Keep an eye on the live leader board at ridelowgo.com. The top LowGoTober challengers will be chosen at the end of the week for bigger prizes!

“The LowcountryGo program connects real commuters with real solutions, and now there is extra incentive to get started on a smarter commute,” said BCDCOG executive director Ron Mitchum. “The goal of this event is not just to encourage sustainable commuting, but to also cut down on overall traffic. We invite all residents to take the LowGoTober challenge during the week of Oct. 22-26 to help reduce congestion and be entered for great prizes.”

Prizes on offer as of Oct. 1, with list to be updated throughout the month:

  • Gift cards:
    • Xiao Bao Biscuit ($50)
    • Harris Teeter
    • Whole Foods
    • Triangle Restaurant
    • Ye Olde Fashioned
  • CARTA 30-day passes
  • Gas cards

Businesses interested in offering incentives should, anyone wishing to learn more about participating in the program should contact BCDCOG mobility manager Vonie Gilreath at [email protected].

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