Show us whatcha got! Or, actually, tell anyone you know who lives in Arlington to show us what they’ve got (sorry D.C. people, this one’s not for you). We’re wicked excited to let you know that the nice folks at Arlington’s Car-Free Diet have issued a challenge to Arlingtonians. Here’s the gist of it: they’re looking for a few good people who typically get around by car, but who are game to go car-free for 30 days in the 2nd annual Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge. During those 30 days, contestants will realize instant celebrity status as they blog about their experiences, and their bright, shiny mugs are plastered to the Car-Free Diet website. Contestants will receive everything they need to make this challenge easier, including:
- A SmarTrip card loaded with monthly fare value, good for riding ART, Metrorail, Metrobus and more.
- A Trek bicycle and cycling gear from Revolution Cycles and BikeArlington.
- A gift certificate from Potomac River Running.
- A membership to Capital Bikeshare.
- A Zipcar membership and monthly driving credits.
- A Flip Video camera to record your car-free adventures. Fun!
If you’re saying to yourself, “Heck yeah, I’m in!” then now is the time to apply. The deadline for applications is February 28th and the clock is ticking! To apply, simply go online to http://carfreedietskeptics.com/ and follow the instructions. Keep in mind that submissions must include a: 30-2:00 video detailing your life as a car-driver, your master plan for going car-free and any previous blogging or vlogging experience you may have; so, get those creative thinking caps on pronto! While you’re visiting the site, be sure to peruse the official rules and regulations, as well as the FAQ’s—there’s a lot more information there about the contest.
Last year’s first ever Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge was super fun to follow, and we’re looking forward to watching it again this year. Are you up to the challenge?