Ride-Share Week 2010

Comments 106 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though we have one of the largest bus networks in North America combined with rapid transit, there are still many who rely on our roads to get to and from work. TransLink and Jack Bell Ride-Share present the annual Ride-Share Week to raise awareness for commuting options in particular, carpooling programs.

Across BC, commuters can search an online database to find a ride-match in their area, whether they can offer a ride or need a ride. To encourage commuters to use this online system, all those who sign up during Ride-Share Week (October 4-8, 2010) will be entered to win prizes such as gas coupons, ferry vouchers, and a chance to win a rail trip for two through the Rockies. All new and current commuters in the online database will be eligible for prizes this week.

Translink's Ride Share Week

I also have two $60 vouchers for BC Ferries to give away between now and Wednesday, then again from Wednesday to Friday. To enter to win, please leave a comment with your answer to the following:

What’s the name of the Ride-Share Week Dummy?
a) Bob
b) Rick
c) Roger

I will draw one winner on Wednesday at 12:00pm and then provide another question to answer for a draw on Friday. Follow @BCrideshareweek on Twitter for updates throughout the week as well.

Update The winner for the first half of this contest is Mark.

The next question to answer in order to qualify for the second $60 voucher for BC Ferries is: How many years has Ride-Share Week been running?

Leave your answer in the form of a comment and I’ll do another draw on Friday October 8th.

Update The second winner is Toby, congratulations!

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106 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. EA PaulMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:07am PDT

    His name is Ride-Share Rick.

  2. Cameron W.Monday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:09am PDT

    b) Ride-Share Rick

  3. Agatha YMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:10am PDT


  4. Sandra M.Monday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:13am PDT

    Ride-Share Rick.

  5. XingMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:18am PDT


  6. LyndseyMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:21am PDT

    B). Ride-Share Rick

  7. SanazMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:24am PDT

    His name is Rick, so the answer is B.

  8. Phil WhelanMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:31am PDT

    b) Rick

    I think Vancouver is doing some great things with carpooling schemes and carpooling lanes. Where I come from in the UK there is nothing like this. The new cycle lanes around the city centre are excellent. I hope things continue to move in this direction. Yay for Ride-Share Week 2010!

  9. AdamMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:51am PDT

    He’s Rick!

  10. LYNMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:52am PDT

    Ah! He’ll do the trick; Rick that is – til he gets caught.

  11. MikeMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:55am PDT

    Ride sharing is cool with others, such as Sue, Mary, Tania, and of course, our friend, Rick who is a bit of a dummy, but that’s the way it goes…

  12. JessicaMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 11:00am PDT

    His name is Ride-Share Rick. I looked it up on the website & everything, no peeking at the previous posts with the answer already there.

  13. A.J.Monday, October 4th, 2010 — 11:09am PDT

    Rick the ride sharer!

  14. lindawwwwMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 11:14am PDT

    Ride-share Rick

  15. PaulCMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 11:27am PDT

    B) Rick

  16. MichelleMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 11:31am PDT

    Rick the RideShare dummy 😀

  17. DianeMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 11:51am PDT

    B) Rick

  18. KateMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 12:24pm PDT

    Ride-Share Rick !

  19. AJMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 12:43pm PDT

    Ride share Rick is the name of the dummy!

  20. JenMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 12:44pm PDT

    B) Rick (name of the ride share dummy) 🙂

  21. LilyMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 12:54pm PDT


  22. HollyMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 1:25pm PDT


  23. AnneMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 1:32pm PDT

    His name is Rick

  24. EdMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 3:02pm PDT


  25. loboMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT


  26. MarkMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 4:43pm PDT

    Rideshare Rick! What a champ.

  27. Ian YeungMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 5:40pm PDT


  28. DennisMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 6:51pm PDT

    b) Rick

  29. MeganMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 8:29pm PDT

    Ride-Share Rick is the correct name, so I choose B! 🙂

  30. LindaMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 9:33pm PDT

    b) Rick.

    If people must carpool, ok…but biking or taking transit is better for the environment, and easier on your wallet. Since leaving the car at home and taking the bus to work, I’ve found that I get more exercise (running for the bus), read more, plus I get to keep an eye out for cool shops or places that I would’ve missed if I drove.

  31. Grace MokMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:11pm PDT

    B.) Its Rick I think. Actually. Im pretty positive!

  32. Steven YeungMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:12pm PDT

    Rick! RICKY RICK!!! 🙂

  33. Marco FanzoneMonday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:26pm PDT

    The name is b) Rick.
    Thanks for the info!

  34. Lawrence LuaTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 12:04am PDT

    Who is it for me to go against the tide and not say b) Rick?

  35. LucyTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 8:48am PDT

    His name is Ride-Share Rick.

  36. JeremyTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 9:23am PDT

    (b) Rick (Ride-Share Rick) Thanks!

  37. StephTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 10:23am PDT

    His name is Ride-Share Rick! Option b!

  38. BrianTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 12:53pm PDT

    Ride-Share Rick!

  39. DaveTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 1:28pm PDT

    His name is Rick (b)!

  40. Dan HutchinsonTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 1:33pm PDT

    b.) Rick, of course.

  41. DanTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 1:57pm PDT

    The name of the Ride-Share Week dummy is Ride-Share Rick!

  42. SeanTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 2:05pm PDT

    B) Rick

  43. Ken GardnerTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 3:34pm PDT

    Ride-share rick.

  44. Heather BTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 3:53pm PDT

    THe name is ride share rick.

    I have been wanting to go the island so this coulod be perfect!

  45. LisaTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 4:45pm PDT

    B! Rick!

  46. RennTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 7:14pm PDT

    Rick! Very neat post 🙂

  47. JamesTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 7:36pm PDT

    Ride-share Rick!

  48. KevinTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 10:11pm PDT

    You’ve been Rick-rolled.

    Get out there and walk/cycle if you can!

  49. MariaTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 10:59pm PDT


  50. RichardTuesday, October 5th, 2010 — 11:06pm PDT

    B) Rick

  51. Teresa KWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:46am PDT


  52. RobWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 10:07am PDT

    The dummy’s name is Ride-Share Rick, Ricky to his friends.

  53. ShawnWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 10:49am PDT

    His name is Ride-Share Rick and hope to win on my birthday (today)!!!

  54. mikeWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 11:36am PDT


  55. virginiaWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 11:36am PDT


  56. Jennifer PaulWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 11:38am PDT

    His name is ride share rick

  57. BekkiWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 11:59am PDT


  58. SeanWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:00pm PDT

    This is the Fourth Year of Ride-Share Week.

  59. GraceWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

    4th year!

  60. RanelleWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

    It is the 4th Annual Ride-Share week.

  61. StevenWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

    It should be the 4th year

  62. Ian YeungWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:08pm PDT

    4th annual ride share week!

  63. Cameron W.Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:10pm PDT

    4th Annual!

  64. ChristinaWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:14pm PDT

    This is the Fourth Year of Ride-Share Week.

  65. adellWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:27pm PDT

    This is the 4th Annual ride share week.

  66. FishieeeeeWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:33pm PDT

    4th year

  67. CrystalWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:47pm PDT

    It has been running for 4 years!

  68. AJWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:55pm PDT

    4 years 🙂

  69. JenWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 12:56pm PDT

    It is in its 4th year!

  70. connieWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 2:22pm PDT

    Ride-Share Rick!!

  71. MattWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 4:22pm PDT

    4th year

  72. JLWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 4:42pm PDT

    4 years

  73. The Buzzer blog » TransLink Ride-Share Week updateWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 5:03pm PDT

    […] Just wanted to make sure you knew that Vancouver Is Awesome is doing a Ride-Share Week contest, where you can win a B.C. Ferries pass. You can also enter another Ride-Share Week contest for a Ferries pass over at Miss 604! […]

  74. DonnaWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 7:13pm PDT

    4 years!

  75. BrendaWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 7:15pm PDT

    4 years

  76. CliffWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 7:16pm PDT

    4 years

  77. LindaWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 7:26pm PDT

    Ride Share Rick

  78. KatieWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 8:53pm PDT

    I agree. 4 years.

  79. LindaWednesday, October 6th, 2010 — 11:12pm PDT

    It is it the 4th year

  80. Jessica W.Thursday, October 7th, 2010 — 8:57am PDT

    Ride-Share Week has been running 4 years – and this is a great blog!

  81. MikeThursday, October 7th, 2010 — 8:58am PDT

    4 years.

  82. AlvThursday, October 7th, 2010 — 11:08am PDT

    According to the Rideshare website: This is its 4th year.

  83. AnneThursday, October 7th, 2010 — 1:22pm PDT

    This is Rideshare’s 4th year.

  84. CurtisThursday, October 7th, 2010 — 1:36pm PDT

    This is the fourth year that Ride-Share week has happened.
    Yay carpooling!!! 🙂

  85. Michelle WilliamsonThursday, October 7th, 2010 — 10:07pm PDT

    4th year running! Yay!

  86. JewelsFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:13am PDT

    4 years and counting.

  87. SionedFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:15am PDT

    4 great years!

  88. JenFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:15am PDT

    Year 4 for ride-share (coincidentally, about as long as I’ve been taking the ferry over to visit my in-laws!)

  89. JacquieFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:18am PDT

    4 years 🙂

  90. Karen T.Friday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:21am PDT

    4 years!

  91. TobyFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:21am PDT

    4 years of greener transportation

  92. AliceFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 9:24am PDT

    First question: Rick
    Second question: 4 years

  93. A.J.Friday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:09am PDT

    Four years! Boom!

  94. Kyle MFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:14am PDT

    4th annual – and kind of amazing that Ride-Share has been around since ’92!

  95. katebarazzuolFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:53am PDT

    ride-share rick!

  96. DebFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:56am PDT

    The name of the Ride-Share Week dummy is Ride-Share Rick! Rick rocks!

  97. LaurenFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 11:51am PDT

    This is the 4th year!

  98. Hannah LeeFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

    Ride share Rick is doing some great things in the city of Vancouver!

  99. sandyFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 3:26pm PDT

    Rick for 4 years

  100. HollyFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 3:48pm PDT

    4 great years

  101. colinFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 5:50pm PDT

    This is the fourth year of ride share and I just joined the database.. so if anyone needs rides between Whistler and Vancouver starting next week I am your man with 4 empty seats. I am dying to get out to Tofino this fall and so if I win the vouchers, we will also post our extra seats.

  102. LindaFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:44pm PDT

    Rick’s the ride share dummy last week and this week.

  103. ADAMFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:52pm PDT

    Ride share has been running 4 years.

  104. MichaekFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:53pm PDT

    For sure, forge ahead: 4 years.

  105. LynFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:55pm PDT

    Answer: 4 years and I’d like the ferry tickets because I’m going to one of the Gulf Islands soon and it’s sooo expensive for ferry tickets.

  106. SamFriday, October 8th, 2010 — 10:56pm PDT

    Four years so far.

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