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Watch The Rapid discuss Active Commute Week on GRTV

Learn about Active Commute Week from the comfort of your living room couch with your TV remote, laptop or cell phone.

GRTV is broadcasting an interview with Jennifer Kalczuk, external relations manager for The Rapid and Michael Bulthuis, The Rapid’s public outreach coordinator of community, that highlights everything you need to know at Active Commute Week.

Showcase, the Grand Rapids public affairs talk show hosted by Julie Way, is airing the 15-minute episode now through next week on LiveWire (Comcast Cable Channel 24) at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20; at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 21; at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22; and Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m. The Rapid interview also will be on the tube on GRTV (Comcast Cable Channel 25) at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

You can also watch it online at

We’re excited about The Rapid’s sponsorship of the 2016 Active Commute Week because we have already set a new record for enrollment with at least 30 local businesses and civic organizations registered. The event is from Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24.

We’re encouraging all of our riders and social media followers to tune up your bikes, dust off your running/walking shoes or purchase your Rapid bus pass be a part of Active Commute Week. We are asking commuters of all ages, occupations and fitness levels to use active transportation to get around.

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) Active Commute Week allows individual participants and teams to earn points for using active transportation, including bicycling, walking, riding The Rapid, carpooling, running, longboarding, or inline skating.

It’s fast, easy and free to register by completing the individual form, and please note your organization when you sign up if it’s applicable. You will be notified by The Rapid when your account is ready. Participants can track trips on the West Michigan RideShare site.

The deadline for logging trips is at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, so we can tabulate results. Participants also have the opportunity to log their intended evening trips by noon Friday as well.

And please plan to meet The Rapid team at our Pit Stop at Rapid Central Station June 24th, from 7-9 a.m. Come see us and get fun, free giveaways.

There’s more than just a pat on the back involved in your success as an Active Commute Week participant. Individuals and employer teams will be awarded for their active commutes based on who logs the highest number of total trips and the highest number of total miles for walking, cycling, riding the bus and carpooling. Prizes include $100 Meijer gift cards, bus passes, bike helmets, and more! It’s not too late to sign up! Register here

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