Traveler's guide. Event: athletic. Stage: transit.

Green Transit

  1. "I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Helen Keller

    Speak Up!

    Event organizers are often the key to car-free travel options. Your first step should be to
    ask them what public transit options they recommend.

    • Is there is a specific train or bus that other attendees will be on? It's nice to make friends. :)

    • Some athletic events are awarding prizes or otherwise encouraging green travel options -- doesn't hurt to ask!
    • If they've sited the event where you need a car, ask them if they are organizing carpools, and encourage them to choose a different location next year!
    • Some events provide buses -- BUT with a well organized carpool effort, it's often harder to get people out of their cars than to offer a ride, so adding a bus won't necessarily remove a driver, just a carpooler.
  2. Your Choices [USA]

  3. Long-distance cycling?

    Life will get more interesting when you leave your car behind! Bicycle Touring 101 has resources and information on bicycle touring for people new to bicycle touring as well as veterans.