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Walk & Ride Day Friday kicks off month of contests for using alternative transportation



Friday is Walk & Ride Day at Clemson, when employees, students and area residents are encouraged to use alternative transportation – walking, biking, rolling and transit – in the community and on campus. It also kicks off Parking and Transportation Services’ Try Alternative Transportation contests throughout April.

The aim is to promote convenient and safe transportation options for everyone in the greater Clemson community. Switching from private vehicles to riding the bus or carpooling, walking, biking and attending events virtually can also reduce the local carbon footprint.

Faculty, staff and students can win prizes for using alternative transportation during April.

Walk Bike Roll in April

All contest winners will be announced on May 3.

Included Contests

  • Clemson BikeShare
    Most miles ridden
    Most bike checkouts
    First 100 people to ride a mile get a prize
  • CATBus Red Route
    Most trips
    Ride at least 10 times to be entered in a prize drawing
  • Tiger Commute
    Most trips
    Ride at least 10 times to be entered in a prize drawing
  • Park-N-Ride
    Most trips
    Ride at least 15 times to be entered in a prize drawing
  • Nighttime Tiger Transit  
    Most rides
    Ride at least 20 times to be entered in a prize drawing
  • Zipcar
    New members will automatically be entered in a prize drawing; complete two reservations and be entered in a prize drawing

When riding transit, Clemson University users must scan their Tiger One cards (physical card or mobile credential) on the readers as they enter or exit the vehicles. Reminder: Masks are required on public transit.

More reasons to take the CATbus:

  • The CATBus has a Red Route Scavenger Hunt on March 28-31. Hop on the bus, grab a scavenger map and start hunting. See the details at https://catbus.com/.
  • Clemson Area Transit is hosting its annual Win A Bike drawing. Entry forms are available on each CAT bus. The winner will be selected on May 2.
  • Walk and Ride Day also promotes cultural awareness and connections within our community. The Clemson Area African American Museum and The Arts Center are two of the City of Clemson’s leading cultural institutions. The museum is the only museum devoted to local African American history in Upstate South Carolina. Housed in what was once the Calhoun Colored School, visitors can easily reach these cultural institutions by taking the Red Route CATBus from campus at Sikes Hall to the Crawford Store stop at Butler Street. The building is a two-minute walk up the hill to 212-214 Butler St.