#SCC2012 KickOff– An afFAIR to remember!

Who doesn’t like a good theme? We sure do, so this year we decided to turn our kickoff for the 2012 SmartCommute Challenge into a carnival, complete with fresh popcorn, pretzels, a sundae bar, and games.

  1. GoTriangle
    Pretzels, Goodberry, and Popcorn! Hope you didn’t miss the SmartCommute Challenge Kick-Off event today at RTP Headquarters.
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 13:40:05
  2. gotriangle
    Pretzels too! This #scc2012 kick off is good practice for the #NCStateFair! http://pic.twitter.com/jDRc1Huo
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 11:30:19
  3. Our keynote speaker, Steve Hinkle, shared his thoughts on bike commuting with the crowd. Hinkle, a campus chaplain at Duke, has a unique perspective on the subject. He traded in his 1992 Toyota Corolla for a fancy commuter bike at the 2011 Tour de Fat. The event was sponsored by the New Belgium Brewing Co. Steve’s agreement with the environmentally-friendly brewery meant he couldn’t drive a car for a year. Read more about Steve’s experience in this profile from the @newsobserver.
  4. gotriangle
    1 yr after giving up his car at the #tourdefat, steve hinkle uses his bike for 90% of trips.#scc2012
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 12:14:12
  5. gotriangle
    When u think abt alt transit, consider going all in. @shinkleatduke #scc2012
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 12:15:46
  6. gotriangle
    need a push? steve sez let someone borrow ur car for 2 wks. dive in, don’t just dip ur toe in. takes time to form habits
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 12:19:44
  7. gotriangle
    Steve sez think abt where u live, if u can. Think abt your proximity to a #bus stop. #scc2012
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 12:24:19
  8. Of course, it wasn’t all fun and games… wait. Yes, it was!

  9. @RaleighRides played the part of Bob Barker (err…Drew Carey?) as she invited our guests to take a spin on the “Squeal of Fortune.” Players spun the bike wheel to see how many raffle tickets were up for grabs if they answered our SmartCommute trivia questions correctly.
  10. gotriangle
    take a turn on the squeal of fortune at today’s kickoff! #scc2012 http://pic.twitter.com/6Agn4IW6
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 11:11:25
  11. gotriangle
    Genius idea from @raleighrides. The “Squeal” of fortune! #scc2012 http://pic.twitter.com/I75Y78tB
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 12:09:56
  12. Our version of Angry Birds let our fairgoers take aim at traffic congestion, rising gas prices, and diminished air quality. Each player was given 5 of our squishy Stress Pigs and told to knock down the blocks on the table. Each box that fell earned the contestant a ticket for the raffle we had at the end of the event.
  13. gotriangle
    Angry SOVs (single occupancy vehicles): our version of #angrybirds #scc2012 http://pic.twitter.com/DxenvLm2
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 11:14:02
  14. Not into flying pigs or spinning tires? We also had a “Words with (Rideshare) Friends” table. We challenged participants to play a game of Scrabble and use words associated with SmartCommuting. Have you looked for a new carpool friend at
    https://sharetheridenc.org/ lately?
  15. We think this year’s Challenge is going to the best ever, the kickoff certainly was! Take the pledge, track your trip, and start enjoying your commute before October 15 for the chance to win some awesome prizes. 
  16. GoTriangle
    SmartCommute Challenge Starter Kits include a window cling, posters, and table tents! Spread your enthusiasm for trying a new commute around the office and request one today!
    Mon, Sep 10 2012 06:00:20
  17. gotriangle
    Thanks to everyone that came to the #SCC2012 Carnival Kick-Off! Is it just us or was this the best one ever? @thertp
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 13:48:10
  18. TheRTP
    Best ever! RT @gotriangle: Thx to everyone that came to the #SCC2012 Carnival Kick-Off! Is it just us or was this the best one ever? @thertp
    Fri, Sep 07 2012 19:32:39

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