Throughout October try carpooling, taking the bus, biking, walking or vanpooling.

You can save money, reduce stress, burn calories, recapture some time, and win great prizes.

Enter to win each time you use alternative transportation throughout the month—just log your commutes.

Find our winners by clicking here!

Check out the New Commute Calendar!

New - Commuter "Recruiter" Contest

The fall Commuter Challenge – the contest that rewards you for logging your “smart commutes,” is offering you an incentive to recruit rookie commuters.

If you recruit someone who has never been a registered commuter you’ll get a $10 Starbucks gift card. The prize will be rewarded after the first time the new recruit logs a commute.

To become a winning “Commuter Recruiter,” participants must send the new commuter’s name to Then, when the new commuter logs his or her first commute, the recruiter gets his or her prize. There is a limit of $30 in Starbucks gift cards (3 referrals) in recruitment prizes a “Commuter Recruiter” can win.

Commuter Selfie Mini-Contest

Post a selfie while commuting with the #IndyCommute hashtag on the Commuter Connect Facebook or Twitter pages, and you’ll be eligible for weekly drawings for gift cards. Drawings will be held each week of the Commuter Challenge.

Now - How the Commuter Challenge works

Step 1

Login or register for a free Commuter Connect account

Step 2

Go to the Commute Calendar

Step 3

Log the date and how you got to work

Step 4

Automatically be entered for chance to win

Weekly prize drawings will be held in October, so continue to take and log alternative trips throughout the month. See the official Commuter Challenge rules.


Mobile RemindersHave a Smartphone?

Time Saving Tip

Set weekly text or email reminders on Friday to log your commute for the whole week in < 1 minute.

Set Commute Report Reminders: Make the process even easier by signing up for Commute Report Reminders. Click Commute Reminders and New Match Alerts after logging in. With this feature, you can activate reminders via email or a text message. After logging in, the link goes directly to a page to report your commute—it saves you a step!

Reminders can be set daily or weekly.


New to Ridesharing?

We have all the tools to help you get started.
  • Our ridematching service offers is a simple and secure way to find carpool and vanpool partners and even people who are willing to be a biking buddy.
  • Determine your cost savings with the Commute Cost Calculator.
  • Use IndyGo’s Trip Planner to find which bus is right for you.
  • Never be stranded with our Emergency Ride Home. If you carpool, vanpool, take the bus, walk or bike more than three times a week, you have a built-in safety net when there’s an emergency (some restrictions apply).

Check Out Our Winners!

Week 1 (Oct 3 - Oct 9)

Bus Rider                         Jeanette H. rides IndyGo to the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development                
Bicycle/Walk                    Jay B. bikes to Eli Lilly                    
Carpool/Vanpool                Boon C. carpools from Carmel to Rolls-Royce                 
BlueIndy Membership        Hannah C. walks to Rolls-Royce
Bikeshare Membership      Karen J. carpools to the Disciples of Christ

Week 2 (Oct 10 - Oct 16)

Bus Rider                         Elise B. rides IndyGo to DFAS at Fort Harrison                              
Bicycle/Walk                    Trent T. bikes to the City of Indianapolis                    
Carpool/Vanpool                Timothy P. carpools to from Fishers to Madison County Council of Governments                 
BlueIndy Membership        Ellwood H. vanpools from Greenfield to the Crane Naval Center
Bikeshare Membership      Carol M. carpools from Bloomington to IUPUI

Week 3 (Oct 17 - Oct 23)

Bus Rider                         Sharmaine S. rides IndyGo to the State Dept. of Health                               
Bicycle/Walk                    Steve M. bikes to the State Government Center                    
Carpool/Vanpool                Krister B. carpools to Eli Lilly                 
BlueIndy Membership        Jon B. bikes to the State Government Center
Bikeshare Membership      Angela B. carpools to Eli Lilly

Week 4 (Oct 24 - Oct 30)

Bus Rider                         Melissa C. rides IndyGo to Eli Lilly                              
Bicycle/Walk                    Eric R. bikes from Carmel to Faegre, Baker & Daniels                    
Carpool/Vanpool                Steven B. carpools from Columbus to Rolls-Royce                 
BlueIndy Membership        Dennis D. carpools from Greenfield to Cummins
Bikeshare Membership      Gary W. rides IndyGo to the Marion County Health Department

Month of October Winners
  • $500 Gift Card:                      Kristine H. carpools from Shelbyville to the State Dept. of Health
  • Apple iPad Air 2:                   Derek J. vanpools from Bloomington to the Federal Building (downtown Indy)    
  • $100 Gift Card:                      Steven K. vanpools from Indy to Cummins (Columbus, IN)            
  • $100 Gift Card:                      Brad R. carpools from Bloomington to the State Government Center            
  • $50 Panera Bread Gift Card:   Angela B. carpools to Eli Lilly    
  • $50 Panera Bread Gift Card:   Crystal R. bikes to the State Government Center
  • $50 Meijer Gift Card:              Cindy G. carpools to the State Government Center             .
  • $50 Meijer Gift Card:              Kenneth F. carpools from Pendleton to Eli Lilly             
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card:        Wade C. bikes to Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc.             
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card:        Justin H. bikes to Justify Studios          

Grand Prize: $500 VISA Giftcard

Grand Prize (Two Winners)
  • $500 Gift Card
  • Apple iPad Air 2
Runner-Up Prizes
  • Two $100 Gift Cards
  • Two $50 Panera Bread Gift Cards
  • Two $50 Meijer Gift Cards
  • Two $25 Starbucks Gift Cards
Weekly Prizes
  • IndyGo 31-day pass (or equivalent, local bus system pass)
  • $50 gas card for carpools and/or vanpools
  • $50 bike shop or sporting goods store gift card