Captial Bike Share Winter Warrior Competition

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Thanks to all who forwarded the email. From Capital Bikeshare:

On January 1, the hunt is on to find Capital Bikeshare’s Winter Weather Warrior. The Capital Bikeshare annual or monthly member with the most trips taken from January 1- February 28 will be awarded the title of Winter Weather Warrior, a three-year extension of their membership, two annual memberships for friends, a $100 Hudson Trail gift card and a $25 Starbucks gift card.

In addition to the grand prize contest, Capital Bikeshare members can look forward to two full months of other contests and random giveaways. To participate in the Winter Weather Warrior contests and random drawings, you must opt in.

You can opt in here.

6 Comment

  • pablo .raw

    Good luck to all participants! 10 of those days in January, I’ll spend them in a place at 90 degrees!

  • I’d rather walk.

  • So I have a question: whatever happened to the prior version of this. I think it was called Smart Bike DC, or something like that?

  • I’d rather walk.

    You’d rather take 15 minutes to *walk* 6-7 blocks in 20 degree weather than 5 minutes to ride a bike? I think you’re nuts, but different strokes for different folks.

  • no question i’d rather be on my bike—even in this biting cold-ass weather!

  • I’ve been using Capital Bikeshare to commute to and from work every day, which is nearly 3 miles by bike. It takes 20 minutes, compared to 45 minutes (plus waiting time) with busses, so it’s worth it even in the freezing cold. Today I rode home through the snow, and will continue to do so anytime it’s safe.

    Yes, it’s cold and I get home or to work with numb fingers, but compared to waiting for busses that don’t show up and take 2-3 times as long to get there, I’ll keep biking.

    By the way, Smart Bike DC never invested in enough bikes or docking stations to be useful and was a total failure. These kinds of programs need a huge investment to have any chance of success, as there is a high hurdle to make it over and have anyone actually want to use them. Capital Bikeshare started with a massive investment, and even now they still need to expand if they want to really succeed, especially with bikes near more metro stations.

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