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Official Contest Rules


Contest is sponsored by the Gohio Commute Rideshare programs in Ohio.

1. Contest Period

The Ohio Commuter Challenge (the “contest”) begins on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

2. Eligibility

To be eligible for the prize drawing, participants must log their eligible trips on the Gohio Commute dashboard calendar at, or its affiliated RideAmigos Commute Tracker app by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

If an individual does not have the ability to log their trips on the internet, they can still participate by calling 1-888-742-RIDE and a Gohio Commute team member will log the trips for you.

The contest is open to any individual 18 years of age or older who lives in Ohio surrounding Gohio Commute Service Area. Limit to one registration per individual. Duplicate profiles will be disqualified and trips exceeding 2 per day will not qualify for the contest drawing.

The contest is not open to Ohio Association of Regional Councils and Metropolitan Planning Organization’s affiliated agency(s) employees, committee members, or members of their household.

Commuters can log into their account or create an account at If you have questions or concerns please email or call 1-888-742-RIDE for assistance.

3. How to Enter

Commuters can earn entries into a prize drawing for logging sustainable commute trips which include carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scooter, transit, or telework on Gohio Commute). Eligible trips are trips that replace a trip with a single occupancy vehicle. Trips for exercise or recreation are not eligible.

Participants may earn a maximum of 2 entries per day by logging 2 one-way trips via the Rideamigos Commute Tracker app or website ( A commuter trip includes all modes involved in commuting from your origin to your destination. Commuters are limited to 2 logged trips – A total of 28 entries may be made per participant (two for each day of the contest).

If an individual does not have the ability to log their trips on the internet they can still participate by calling 1-888-742-RIDE and a Gohio Commute team member will log the trips for you.

4. Prizes

Grand Prize (3)
1. $200, $100, $50 Visa digital gift card

FIRST LOGGED TRIP BY MODE – $25 Visa digital gift card

• Carpool
• Vanpool
• Transit
• Bike
• Walk
• Scooter

*Logging begins at 7:00 a.m. on September 11, 2023. If multiple people log a first trip at the same time, then those individuals will be in a drawing for the first trip.

5. Prize Drawing/Notification

The prize drawing will occur on Monday, September 25, 2023. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winners on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, via email or phone number. Participants may win a maximum of one (1) prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6. Claiming a Prize

Winners do not have to be present to win. However, they must claim their prize within ten (10) business days upon notification of the award. After 10 business days have elapsed, the original winner will forfeit the right to the prize, and a new winner will be drawn from the non-winning, eligible entries. Prizes are not transferable.

Winners must comply with the terms and conditions of these rules. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason the sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from the remaining un-awarded entries. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 1-2 weeks after the conclusion of the contest.

After winners are notified, the winners will be listed on this website

7. Acknowledgement

By logging a trip, You, the entrant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all the Official Rules.

By participating in the contest individuals agree to the use of their names, hometowns, likenesses and/or recognition information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation, or notice to winners, to the extent permitted by law.

8. Social Media Advertising

The contest hosted by Gohio Commute affiliated agencies is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Meta/Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

9. Non-Discrimination Clause

The contest does not discriminate against any individual or participant because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation and/or any other factor as specified in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and subsequent amendments. The contest will comply with all federal and state laws regarding such.

10. Liability Clause

The Gohio Commute affiliated agencies (sponsor’s) reserve the right to modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate if non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond your control impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the contest/giveaway. The Sponsor’s and its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, etc., against all claims liability, illness, injury, death, loss, etc., that occurs directly or indirectly from participation in the contest or use/misuse of the awarded prize.”

The Sponsor’s reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify a person it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operations of the contest or to be acting in the violations of the contest rules. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any provisions of these contest rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Release of Limitation of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors, and each of their respective affiliates, advertising, and promotional agencies, and other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, board of directors, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against claims or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt of or use of the prize.

12. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Gohio Commute/RideAmigos privacy policy.