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The Car Free Challenge is a 5 month-long competition to help Takoma Park reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and reduce the number of cars on the road. The challenge is open to anyone living or working in Takoma Park Maryland. Individual and team prizes will be award througout the competition, including several free bikes! So break out your padded bike shorts, walking shoes, and smartrip cards and join the Car Free Challenge today. 


Earn miles for yourself and your team by biking, walking, carpooling, taking the bus, train, or metro. Miles count for any trip that would typically be taken by car such as going to work, school, grocery store, appointments, out to dinner, etc. Trips should originate or terminate in Takoma Park, MD. Carpooling only counts is there are two or more people who do not live together sharing in the trip. If you are new to car-free commuting check out the resources page links and information to make biking, commuting, and making more of your trips car-free. 

Win Monthly Prizes

Monthly prizes will be awarded starting June 19 and may include:

  • Gift cards to a local bike shop
  • Gift card to a local shoe store for new walking shoes
  • Smartrip cards
  • Bikeshare gift certificates
  • New bike accessories like helmets, lights, tune-ups, and more!


Individuals: New bike

Team: Catered lunch for the entire team

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