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Sole Power Challenge Enters Fifth Year

  • 21 May 2015
Sole Power Challenge Enters Fifth Year

While spring is not going out quietly, summer is nearly here and that means time for the Sole Power Challenge. Sole Power turns five this season.  The first four years of the program have been impressive but there is always room for growth. Participants logged over 40,000 miles in 2014, up from 19,612 in 2011. The Sole Power Challenge encourages human powered commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce our carbon footprint, save money and have fun while doing it. To celebrate the fifth year, there is a new website, new sponsors and gifts, and a new presence on social media.

The rules are simple, participants may count any "trip" as long as they have a destination and the ride, walk, run is not purely recreational. The goal is to substitute your “sole” power for gasoline power, so if you would have otherwise driven, taken the bus, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle, it counts. The program will run from Memorial Day to Columbus Day with a couple of seasonal challenges within those dates. 

This year’s challenge includes prizes, giveaways, discounts at area stores and social events throughout the season. Competition options between local businesses and teams remain a fixture of the program. Sponsorship options are still available for interested businesses. 

This year’s goal is to top 50,000 miles so whether you’re a veteran participant or interested in joining, we hope you can help us meet that goal. Stay tuned for information on this summer’s kick-off party.

Check out our Facebook page: Eagle Valley Sole Power.  Or follow us on twitter or instagram @EVSolePower. For more information, visit solepower.org or contact solepower@vailgov.com.

 

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