FAQS

Who can participate in the Commuter Challenge?

The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge is open to any individual 18 years of age or older who lives or commutes in the 15-county Central Ohio area of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Fayette Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, or Union counties. Limit one registration per individual. Contest is not open to MORPC, COTA, CoGo, or SMRT employees, board members or their immediate families.

I don’t have daily access to internet but would like to log my commutes. Can you help?

Yes – please call the Gohio Commute number at 1.888.742.RIDE (7499), and we will help you log your commute.

How do I log my commute?

First, register for the Commuter Challenge on the Gohio Commute platform. After your account is created, you will have access to the Gohio Commute dashboard. On this dashboard, you should see a “log your trips” section complete with a calendar. Select the dates on the calendar, and then either (A) select one of your saved Favorite Trips, or (B) specify your departure/return times, distance traveled, and mode of travel. Click “Log Trips,” and you’re done! The following video details how to log your commute:

Do I have to log my trips on the gohiocommute.com website, or can I log them on an app?

The RideAmigos Commute Tracker app allows you to log your trips without logging into the gohocommute.com website. Commute Tracker is free at the app store. The following video details how to access the Commute Tracker app:

Written set-up instructions

  1. Open Commute Tracker and agree to the Terms and Privacy Policy to begin.
  2. When prompted, grant the app permission to use your location. This permission is essential to proper functioning.
  3. The application should automatically detect the commute programs near you and display the appropriate program icons. If you already have a connect code, you can click “Have a connect code?” and skip ahead to step 5.
  4. Tap to choose your commute program and enter your email address to create an account. You will receive an email with your connect code. Please allow up to 5 minutes for the connect code to arrive.
    1. If this is your first time connecting to this site, an account will be created for you.
    2. If you already have an account with this site, Commute Tracker will sync to your existing account
  5. Enter the 6-character connect code in the space provided.
  6. Finally, enter the street addresses for your home and work locations in the spaces provided. Commute Tracker uses this information to detect trips between your home and work, so make sure they’re entered accurately.

(Specific street addresses are required for both home and work in order for Commute Tracker to detect trips. General addresses such as “city, state” do not allow Commute Tracker to recognize when you’ve left your home or reached your workplace and therefore the app will not identify or log trips.)

How do I create or join a team for the Commuter Challenge?

Unfortunately the challenge this year is limited to an individual contest. We will consider bringing back teams in 2019.