Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship Benefits:

  1. Excellent branding opportunity
  2. Provides traffic to your retail store/web site
  3. Boosts revenue by creating new and recurring customers
  4. Identifies your organization as good public stewards of a redeeming cause

For questions about how you can become a Commuter Connections sponsor, please contact Douglas Franklin at (202) 962-3792 or dfranklin@mwcog.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 2016, 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 79 locations in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.

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 17,500 cyclists at the May 2015 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.

Car Free Day:

Car Free Day is held on September 22nd each year. It’s a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car.

Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; and also telework for people that can work from home. Carpooling and vanpooling “car-lite” also count, both are at least twice as better for the environment than driving alone.

Using more sustainable ways to get around helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. The more people who travel using bicycles, buses, trains, walking, carpools and vanpools, the less harmful pollutants are released into the atmosphere.

The focus of Car Free Day is not just about commuters, as all are welcome to take the Car Free Day pledge, whether a Washington DC region resident, commuter, or student.

To help incentivize and reward those who take the online pledge to participate in Car Free Day, we’ll automatically enter them into a prize raffle.  That’s where sponsors come in.  In exchange for a subsatntial prize of at least $100 or more, we’ll place your logo on the event web site, plug your company on social media, and on the press release.