Summer is winding down!
Summer is winding down, school is back in session, and Triangle workers are heading back to the office. Change is in the air in more ways than one, so it’s a great time to think about changing up your commute. There are so many options for getting to work, and most of them are smart—taking transit, biking, walking, teleworking and sharing a ride with coworkers can reduce your carbon footprint and traffic! And when you choose a smart commute to get to work, you can earn GoPerks points and enter our monthly drawings for prizes from all around the Triangle. Most contests only need 5 points to enter, so making a change one or two days a week could win you a gift card to a local coffee shop, some cool biking gear, or a ticket to a local event. Sign up today at sharetheridenc.org, start tracking your trips and put a little money in your pocket this fall!
The GoPerks Golden Modes
The GoPerks Golden Modes was a tremendous success! On June 22nd, we recognized our champion GoPerks smart commuters who saved over one million pounds of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in 2020, and heard from keynote speaker Raleigh City Councilman Corey Branch. The winners were also honored with special video messages from Governor Roy Cooper and NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen. You can view the recording HERE, and click the video below to hear from some of our champion commuters in their own words.
Here to win the GoPerks prizes?
Register at Share the Ride NC (STRNC.org) or by downloading the STRNC app.
What is GoPerks?
GoTriangle has developed the GoPerks program to encourage Triangle-area drivers to try something besides riding alone and to support smart commuters to keep up the good work. Launched January 2015, the GoPerks program will continue GoTriangle’s goal of reducing traffic, helping employees save money, and improve the environment and quality of life by introducing prize drawings for smart commuters.
Get rewarded for your Go! With GoPerks, your smart commute by bus, bike, walk, carpool, or van can get you some cool stuff. It's pretty simple. Go smart, track your trip, get rewarded.
Find more information about GoTriangle’s awards and recognition opportunities.
Who is Eligible for GoPerks?
GoPerks is only for employees who live or work in Durham, Orange or Wake counties. Participants must use a smart commute option to travel to work, such as carpooling, taking the bus, biking, walking, or using a vanpool, and track their trips in the Commute Calendar at STRNC.com.
Their employer is encouraged to register for the free Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program. ERH is free for employers and employees. It allows employees to have a free ride home on days they have unscheduled overtime or family emergencies and need to leave work early.
To join the GoPerks program, just visit STRNC.com. If you don’t have an account yet, complete the registration process. If you already have an account, congratulations! Just track a smart commute trip in your Commute Calendar to begin earning points for prize drawings. Check out these FAQs for more questions or call 919-485-7576 for assistance.
Using ShareThRideNC, Triangle area commuters can use an online calendar to track each day they use a smart commute. Each smart commute by carpool, vanpool, transit, biking or walking earns points. After tracking commute modes in the calendar on a monthly basis points are redeemed for entries in monthly drawings for gift certificates and prizes. Partnerships with employers and local businesses are fundamental to the success of this robust rewards program. The program is free but the rewards are priceless!
GoPerks Challenge Coins
GoPerks trip trackers are recording a record number of trips on ShareTheRideNC.org and we want to thank them with a unique and limited Challenge Coin that highlights greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.
Become a Partner. Sponsor GoPerks!
GoPerks is a great way to promote your company’s social responsibility goals and gain brand awareness across the Triangle. Partnerships with employers and local businesses help us offer reward programs that employees enjoy. Thank you for considering supporting this program through a partnership with GoTriangle as we continue to improve our outreach and encourage employees to take a smart commute. Fill out the online form.
“I bike commute for the exercise, the convenience, the money savings and for the dose of fresh air first thing in the morning! Since I live only a couple of miles from campus, trying to park and walk to work just doesn’t make sense. I’ve been tracking my commute regularly since I started at UNC. I was immediately attracted to the idea of saving money through discounts and potentially winning prizes just by keeping track of what I was already doing on a daily basis. I love winning prizes for shops and restaurants that I regularly visit anyway, and it’s been fun to find out about local businesses I’ve previously never been to through the program as well. I’m a strong supporter of any program that incentivizes and makes more accessible alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, especially for a place as congested as Chapel Hill!”~ Jordan Dalton, web and technology manager at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health