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Ride-Share Week 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010 — 10:03am PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. EA Paul says:

    His name is Ride-Share Rick.

  2. Cameron W. says:

    b) Ride-Share Rick

  3. Agatha Y says:


  4. Sandra M. says:

    Ride-Share Rick.

  5. Lyndsey says:

    B). Ride-Share Rick

  6. Sanaz says:

    His name is Rick, so the answer is B.

  7. Phil Whelan says:

    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!

  8. Adam says:

    He’s Rick!

  9. LYN says:

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

  10. Mike says:

    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…

  11. Jessica says:

    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.

  12. A.J. says:

    Rick the ride sharer!

  13. lindawwww says:

    Ride-share Rick

  14. Michelle says:

    Rick the RideShare dummy ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Kate says:

    Ride-Share Rick !

  16. AJ says:

    Ride share Rick is the name of the dummy!

  17. Jen says:

    B) Rick (name of the ride share dummy) ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Anne says:

    His name is Rick

  19. Mark says:

    Rideshare Rick! What a champ.

  20. Ian Yeung says:


  21. Dennis says:

    b) Rick

  22. Megan says:

    Ride-Share Rick is the correct name, so I choose B! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Linda says:

    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.

  24. Grace Mok says:

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

  25. Steven Yeung says:

    Rick! RICKY RICK!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Marco Fanzone says:

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

  27. Lawrence Lua says:

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

  28. Lucy says:

    His name is Ride-Share Rick.

  29. Jeremy says:

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

  30. Steph says:

    His name is Ride-Share Rick! Option b!

  31. Brian says:

    Ride-Share Rick!

  32. Dave says:

    His name is Rick (b)!

  33. b.) Rick, of course.

  34. Dan says:

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

  35. Sean says:

    B) Rick

  36. Heather B says:

    THe name is ride share rick.

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

  37. Lisa says:

    B! Rick!

  38. Renn says:

    Rick! Very neat post ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. James says:

    Ride-share Rick!

  40. Kevin says:

    You’ve been Rick-rolled.

    Get out there and walk/cycle if you can!

  41. Richard says:

    B) Rick

  42. Teresa K says:


  43. Rob says:

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

  44. Shawn says:

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

  45. virginia says:


  46. Jennifer Paul says:

    His name is ride share rick

  47. Sean says:

    This is the Fourth Year of Ride-Share Week.

  48. Grace says:

    4th year!

  49. Ranelle says:

    It is the 4th Annual Ride-Share week.

  50. Steven says:

    It should be the 4th year

  51. Ian Yeung says:

    4th annual ride share week!

  52. Cameron W. says:

    4th Annual!

  53. Christina says:

    This is the Fourth Year of Ride-Share Week.

  54. adell says:

    This is the 4th Annual ride share week.

  55. Crystal says:

    It has been running for 4 years!

  56. AJ says:

    4 years ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Jen says:

    It is in its 4th year!

  58. connie says:

    Ride-Share Rick!!

  59. […] 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! […]

  60. Donna says:

    4 years!

  61. Brenda says:

    4 years

  62. Cliff says:

    4 years

  63. Linda says:

    Ride Share Rick

  64. Katie says:

    I agree. 4 years.

  65. Linda says:

    It is it the 4th year

  66. Jessica W. says:

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

  67. Alv says:

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

  68. Anne says:

    This is Rideshare’s 4th year.

  69. Curtis says:

    This is the fourth year that Ride-Share week has happened.
    Yay carpooling!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Michelle Williamson says:

    4th year running! Yay!

  71. Jewels says:

    4 years and counting.

  72. Sioned says:

    4 great years!

  73. Jen says:

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

  74. Jacquie says:

    4 years ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Karen T. says:

    4 years!

  76. Toby says:

    4 years of greener transportation

  77. Alice says:

    First question: Rick
    Second question: 4 years

  78. A.J. says:

    Four years! Boom!

  79. Kyle M says:

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

  80. Deb says:

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

  81. Lauren says:

    This is the 4th year!

  82. Hannah Lee says:

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

  83. sandy says:

    Rick for 4 years

  84. Holly says:

    4 great years

  85. colin says:

    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.

  86. Linda says:

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

  87. ADAM says:

    Ride share has been running 4 years.

  88. Michaek says:

    For sure, forge ahead: 4 years.

  89. Lyn says:

    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.

  90. Sam says:

    Four years so far.

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