Challenging Oregonians to Drive Less

Oct 20, 2013

The nice fall weather might inspire more people to take part in the first-ever "Oregon Drive Less Challenge."

The 12-day challenge kicks off October 21st. The goal is to reduce vehicle miles traveled by a half-million. This will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and burn calories, says organizer Kelly Bantle.

Bantle: "May not work for everyone's schedule all the time, but even just taking your bike down the street to the store, can really save on money on the road and also help trim our waistlines."

Registration is online at People can register through the last day, November 1st. There are prize drawings for logging at least one trip using alternative transportation. The website also can help travelers find carpools or biking partners.