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You too can be a SmartRide Superhero!

Take the 2013 SmartRide Challenge by carpooling October 21 – February 28. You’ll not only fight traffic and air pollution; you’ll also help those in need. All participants using the Carma app will earn Amazon cards and Charity Dollars* as they carpool. Then, on February 28, the top three SmartRiders will win $500, $250, and $100 in Charity Dollars!

Find your missions and current standing below. Click here for complete directions. Stay tuned for messages in the Carma app with riddles and secret missions from MegaMotor and SmartMan; you can win free breakfast delivery, a Park Spot event, extra Charity Dollars, and more.

*Charity Dollars are like gift cards to give to the non-profit of your choice.
Level 1: Sidekick Boot Camp
SmartRide Heroes are not born overnight!

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Your Mission (should you accept it):
  • Download the Carma app for iPhone or Android, and create a profile and commute schedule called “My trips.”
  • Take two trips using the Carma app, which tracks trips from start to finish and provides payment to the driver.
  • If you know other carpoolers along your route, form a group in the app – it makes arranging rides quicker!

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Each Level 1 participant to make two SmartRide trips using the app gets a $10 Amazon card.
Level 2: Hero Training
Time to start fighting traffic and air pollution!
Heroes gotta earn their capes!

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Your Mission
(should you accept it):
  • Use the Carma app for 8 more SmartRide trips, bringing you to 10 trips total.

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Each Level 2 participant will be sent $10 Charity Dollars upon reaching 10 trips.
Level 3: SmartRide Superhero Graduation
You’ve got your superpowers, now it is time to fly!

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Your Mission
(should you accept it):
  • Complete a total of 25 SmartRide trips using the app.

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Each Level 3 participant will be sent $15 Charity Dollars upon reaching 25 trips.
The League of Extraordinary SmartRiders!!!
Together we SmartRide!

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Your Final Mission
(should you accept it):
  • Take the most SmartRide trips by the end of February!
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    The top three SmartRiders will receive $500, $250 and $100 in Charity Dollars to distribute as they choose.
    Level 1
    Sidekick Status Complete!

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    Your names will be listed here…

    Level 2
    Hero Status Complete!

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    Your names will be listed here…

    Level 3
    Superhero Status Complete!

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    What is SmartRide?

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    It’s a program to facilitate flexible and real-time carpool matching for residents and workers in Santa Barbara County. Unlike more traditional carpooling where you have a regular carpool partner with whom you carpool each day, SmartRiding is a new form of carpooling where you have a large group of people with whom you can carpool on a trip by trip basis. This provides more flexibility in your carpooling, enabling you to carpool more often than you might otherwise. On a given day, you may carpool with one person on your way to work and with someone different on your way home. Your SmartRide network might start off being mostly coworkers, acquaintances, or friends of friends, but as the challenge progresses, the network of SmartRiders will grow, and so will your carpooling options!
    Directions and requirements to participate in the SmartRide Challenge
    The SmartRide Challenge is a competition from October 21 through February 28, with groups of 6 or more people performing missions and taking carpool trips to advance through superhero levels and earn Charity Dollars (gift cards that can be spent on non-profits). Follow the steps below to participate.