Steuben County

Steuben County is pleased to support the 2017 Car-Lite Challenge. When you drive less, everyone wins. We encourage you to register, log your trips, and be eligible to WIN PRIZES!

Scroll down for the basic info and detailed rules so you know the ins and outs of what we’re doing!

Participating in the Challenge is FUN & EASY!





Register for carpooling

511NY Southern Tier Rideshare is a FREE resource to help you find carpool partners who live or work in Steuben and Chemung Counties.  When you sign up for ridematching, you’ll join other riders and drivers in a secure database.  Former Car-Lite participants have blogged that riding with someone is more enjoyable than riding alone, especially for a long distance. Save money and improve your commute when you register for carpooling!

How the Car-Lite Challenge Works

  1. Register. Register any time before or during the challenge! Note that you’ll need to log at least 4 entries (days with car-lite efforts) in order to be eligible for prize drawings.
  2. Log your entries. Every day from 9/22 to 9/29, when you walk, bike, take public transportation, or carpool instead of driving by yourself, log your entry on our website. The first 10 participants will receive a goody bag. To be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing, you must log at least 4 days of car-lite efforts. The more days you enter, the more likely it is you’ll go home with the grand prize! Keep track of your mileage so we can see how much we’ve achieved as a community.
  3. Spread the word. Check the blog for tips & spread the word about what you (and all of us) are doing to enrich the community. Walking, biking, busing, and carpooling are all eco-friendly alternatives to driving alone. Plus, they’re oodles more fun. So find a buddy and walk, bike, or ride together!
  4. Celebrate! We will be updating the website with the names of the prize winners. You won’t want to miss out on the fun.


Eligibility. If you reside, work, or attend school in Steuben County, New York, you are eligible to participate in the Challenge.

Timeframe. The Car Free Challenge will run from September 22 until September 29, 2017.

RegistrationOnce registration is open, you can register at any time before or during the Challenge.  Make sure to select Steuben County.

Eligibility for Prizes.You may register for the challenge and go to Log a Trip to tell us details on how it’s going. The first 10 participants will win a goody bag!

All entries eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing must be logged before the cut off time of 11:59 PM on September 30th, 2017.  You must participate and log your trip at least 4 days out of 8 days in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing.

Alternatively you may enter the Challenge by sending or dropping off a 3×5 card with your name, address, email address or phone number, and description of Car-Free daily efforts to:

Institute for Human Services, Inc.
Attn: Mobility Management
50 Liberty St.
Bath, NY 14810

Paper entries must be received by October 2nd, 2017.

Grand Prize. One grand prize will be drawn – a Fitbit Charge 2.

Prize Drawings. A random drawing will be held on October 2nd, 2017 to determine the winner of the Grand Prize. Organizers will notify the winner by email or phone within 24 hours following the drawing.

Odds of Winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible people participating in the Challenge. Each day logged with Car-lite efforts counts as an entry. The more days logged by an individual, the greater the odds of winning a prize. Limit one log per day per participant.

Restrictions. Prizes are nonrefundable. The prizes may not be replaced if lost, damaged or stolen.  Sponsor is not required to (but may at its sole discretion) offer any substitutions, cash redemptions, or alternative to prizes awarded under this Contest. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes.


511NY Southern Tier Rideshare

Steuben County Mobility Management