For questions about how you can become a Commuter Connections sponsor, please contact Douglas Franklin at (202) 962-3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for the various types of sponsorship opportunities available.
Guaranteed Ride Home Rewards:Commuter Connections is always looking for more corporate sponsors to provide free or discount coupons to reward commuters who use alternative methods of transportation and who sign up for our popular and reliable Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program. The coupons serve as a thank you to commuters for doing the right thing by decreasing traffic congestion and pollution. After registering for the free GRH program, commuters receive a membership card along with our corporate sponsor coupons. For example, we’ve had a leading retail ice cream shop as a sponsor, supplying new members with free ice cream cone coupons! Another example was a major quick-oil change service that provided 50% off coupons.
Bike to Work Day:Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to participate as a corporate sponsor for Bike to Work Day 2008, the Washington region’s biggest Bike to Work Day event. Bike to Work Day encourages commuters to try bicycling to work as a clean and healthy alternative to solo driving. This popular region wide event occurs each May. Last year's celebrations were located in downtown Washington, DC and the following areas in Maryland and Virginia:
Maryland: Bethesda, Bowie, College Park, Frederick, Hyattsville, North Bethesda, Rockville, and Silver Spring
Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Dulles, Fairfax, Leesburg, Reston, Sterling, Tysons Corner and Vienna
This non-profit event is free and open to all commuters in the Washington area. It has grown enormously in the past several years, attracting over 6,600 cyclists at the May 2007 event. Participants who join in the festivities each year receive free T-shirts, refreshments, giveaway prizes and a chance to win bicycles. The region’s top elected officials and scores of volunteers support this worthwhile event each year.
To help make Bike to Work Day happen, we are asking for monetary donations from corporate sponsors to ensure we can continue with this terrific spring tradition. Each partnership level offers exciting promotional opportunities to let the public know that your organization supports bicycling as a viable means of transportation and that you are doing your part to ease traffic congestion, improve air quality, and promote healthy living in the region. In-kind donations such as refreshments and giveaway items are also welcome. In-kind sponsors of $1,000 in retail value or more will also be included on the brochures and posters.