Get There Challenge

Sign up anytime at GetThereOregon.org/Challenge

Challenge yourself and help make Oregon an even better place to live, work, and play.  You can Get There better, and win prizes while you’re at it!

  • Use GetThereOregon.org to log your trips — carpool, bus, bike, and walking trips — as well as teleworking days.
  • Earn points and unlock achievements by logging your travel activities.
  • Find carpool buddies and compete with friends to see who can Get There without driving alone.
  • Get recognized for driving less.
  • Each time you log a trip is another chance to win prizes!

Get There makes it simple to find your way, so you can spend more time relaxing and less money on gas.

It’s easy:

1. Sign up / log in at GetThereOregon.org

2. Log your trips from Oct. 3-16

3. Participate in one of our local events (details below)

4. Win prizes, including $500 cash cards, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, and more!

Local Get There Challenge Events

Covid-19 Safety: Participants at all events are encouraged to wear face masks and practice social distancing, regardless of vaccination status.

Ashland Walk + Bike Breakfast
Time: Monday, October 3, 7:30-9:30am
Venue: Railroad Park (785 A St., Ashland, OR 97520)
Find us along the Central Ashland Bike Path at Railroad Park for some snacks, coffee, and conversation. Free bike safety checks, light bike tuning, and safety gear provided. Sponsored by Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission.

Free Fare and Passenger Appreciation Day
Time: Tuesday, October 4
Venue: Entire RVTD service area
Come to Front Street Station (200 S. Front St., Medford, OR 97501) from 7 to 9am for snacks and prizes.  Ride FREE on all RVTD buses all day!

Bike Social + Skillshare
Time: Wednesday, October 5, 5-7pm
Venue: Common Block Brewing Co. (315 E. 5th St., Medford, OR 97504)
Join us for free, hands-on basic bike maintenance skills taught by an experienced mechanic. Perfect for beginners! Bring your bike and learn some tuning techniques, receive a free safety check, and socialize with other riders.

Medford Walk + Bike Breakfast
Time: Thursday, October 6, 7-9:30am
Venue: Medford City Hall (411 W 8th St, Medford, OR 97501)
Calling all walkers and bike riders: Join us early for hot breakfast and refreshments. Free safety gear and basic bike tuning for participants. Sponsored by the City of Medford.

Driver Appreciation Day
Time: Friday, October 7
Venue: All buses, all routes
Your bus drivers are essential front line workers!  Don’t forget to thank your driver today.  Post a note and/or photo to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook that lets drivers know you appreciate them; use #RideRVTD for a chance to win gift card prizes.

Historic Downtown Medford Walking Tour
Time: Saturday, October 8, 10am-12pm
Venue: Southern Oregon Historical Society (106 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97504)
Join regional historian Jeff LaLande for a walking tour across both time and space. He’ll share stories and insights as you walk through the rich history of Medford. We will stop several times on a leisurely stroll of 1-2 miles. Space is limited; register at www.rvtd.org/walk.

Walk Through Jacksonville History 
Time: Sunday, October 9, 3-4pm
Venue: Courthouse Square (206 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530)
Trace Jacksonville’s history on a roughly 1-mile, 1-hour walk through its businesses, fraternal orders, and storied architecture. Learn how a gold rush town became the 19th Century hub of Southern Oregon. Space is limited; register at www.rvtd.org/walk.

Transit Tips Class: Jacksonville
Time: Monday, October 10, 3-4:30pm
Venue: Jacksonville Community Center (160 E. Main St., Jacksonville, OR 97530)
Interested in learning to use the bus system? Come join RVTD’s Travel Trainer to answer all your questions and to go for a short ride. Register at www.jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org.

Free Fare and Passenger Appreciation Day
Time: Tuesday, October 11
Venue: Entire RVTD service area
Come to Front Street Station (200 S. Front St., Medford, OR 97501) from 4 to 6pm for snacks and prizes.  Ride FREE on all RVTD buses all day!

Bike Maintenance Workshop
Time: Tuesday, October 11, 5-7pm
Venue: Talent Maker City (304 E Main St, Talent, OR 97540)
This free, hands-on workshop will introduce riders to the finer details of their steeds. You will learn how to inspect the major systems of your bike to assess safe working conditions and needed adjustments, as well as some simple repair and maintenance techniques to keep things running smoothly. Beginners welcome! Space is limited; register at www.talentmakercity.org.

Walk + Roll to School Day 
Time: Wednesday, October 12 (all day)
Venue: Schools throughout the Rogue Valley
Photo Contest!  Take a photo of your walk or ride to school, and post it to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with a caption that lets us know why you ride. Use #RideRVTD for a chance to win gift card prizes. Ask your local school what they’re doing to celebrate.

Bike Social + Skillshare
Time: Thursday, October 13, 5-7pm
Venue: Gil’s Tap House (175 N Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520)
Join us for free, hands-on basic bike maintenance skills taught by an experienced mechanic. Perfect for beginners! Bring your bike and learn some tuning techniques, receive a free safety check, and socialize with other riders.

Transit Tips Class: Medford
Time: Friday, October 14, 3-4:30pm
Venue: Santo Community Center (Register to attend)
Interested in learning to use the bus system? Come join RVTD’s Travel Trainer to answer all your questions and to go for a short ride. You must pre-register for this free event at www.playmedford.com or by calling 541-774-2400.

Historic Ashland Walking Tour
Time: Saturday, October 15, 10am-12pm
Venue: Golden Connections sculpture in Railroad Park (785 A St., Ashland, OR 97520)
Why was December 17, 1887 such an important day for the small town of Ashland?  Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a stroll through the Railroad District with one of Ashland’s distinguished historians, Peter Finkle.  Learn about the impact of the railroad as you walk a 1-2 mile route with Peter, with plenty of stops along the way.  All aboard!  Space is limited; register at
www.rvtd.org/walk.