Prizes, Prize Categories, & Special Awards

Click Here to View the 2010 Prize and Special Awards Winners!

Top Fundraisers

First Place

  • 4 club infield seats for the Sunday, June 13, San Francisco Giants game against the Oakland Athletics at the recently LEED® certified AT&T Park
  • 1 one-year City CarShare membership with a $25 driving credit (a $175 value, which includes a complimentary application fee and no monthly membership fees for a year) OR a $99 gift certificate for the Napa Valley Wine Train

Second Place

Third Place

Most Supporters Giving $5+ each

First Place

  • 1 free night at the Bear Valley Inn at Point Reyes National Seashore(value $175)
  • 1 one-year City CarShare membership with a $25 driving credit (a $175 value, which includes a complimentary application fee and no monthly membership fees for a year)
  • A $25 gift card for Missing Link 

Second Place

Third Place

Funniest Story

First Place

  • A copy of the book Carjacked, plus a funny Carjacked tshirt (a $40 value)

Second Place

Third Place

Most Touching Story

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

  • A certificate for one free Snapfish 40-page photo book to make your photos into a keepsake (a $50 value)

Most Extreme Story of Avoiding a Car

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Best Photo

First Place

Second Place

  • A certificate for two free Snapfish 40-page photo book to make your photos into a keepsake (a $100 value)

Third Place

  • A certificate for one free Snapfish 40-page photo book to make your photos into a keepsake (a $50 value)

Best Video

First Place

Second Place

  • A certificate for one free Snapfish 40-page photo book to make your photos into a keepsake (a $50 value)

Third Place

  • A pair of Landmark Theaters movie passes

Each day of the Challenge there will be a chance to win a prize in the daily emails sent.  There will be raffles at the Challenge parties, too.

Special Awards

- Greatest number of miles on foot or wheelchair

- Greatest number of miles on bicycle or other non-motorized wheeled vehicles (skates, etc.)

- Greatest number of miles on public transportation

- Most years living car-free

There are no prizes for these awards, as mileage cannot be independently verified.  However, we will give special awards and recognition for those who clock the greatest number of miles.

**NOTE: Paid employees of TransForm are not eligible for the prizes listed above.**

2010 Prize Winners

Top Fundraisers

#1: Fabian Favila

#2: Wayne Kirchoffer

#3: The Moore Family

Runner Up: Stefan Pelligini

Runner Up: Karen Parolek

Most Supporters

#1: Fabian Favila

#2: Wayne Kirchoffer

Tied for #3: The Moore Family and Sara Billing

Best Photo

#1: Angela Armendariz for Out to Eat

#2: Amanda Brown-Stevens for Running to the Bus Stop!

#3: Andrea Broaddus for Do not commandeer my velo, please

Runner Up: Anuj Purwar for Photo with my favorite cyclist

Runner Up: Jennifer Webber for Car Free Bikes & Shoes

Funniest Story

#1: Karen Smulevitz for Zero Eggroll Miles

#2: Sara Billing for Day 5

#3: Stephanie Reyes for My O.C. for the O.C.

Runner Up: Tanya Narath for Keeping my car in his place

Runner Up: Mark Solomon for Overheard on BART this morning...

Most Touching Story

#1: Andrew Casteel for "Mr. Casteel, Why do you ride a bike?"

#2: Leila Bengali for Oh, the things you learn when not driving

#3: Kumar Chandran for Another reason to do the car-free challenge: photos from the Gulf

Runner Up: Andrea Osgood for Unexpected discoveries

Runner Up: Rebecca Saltzman for Sweet bus stories

Most Extreme Story of Avoiding a Car

#1: John Hamilton for From Berkeley to Napa by Bicycle, A Skate Marathon, and a Fall From Car-Free Grace

#2: Paige Brown for This morning's dilemma ...?

#3: Karen Parolek for "Challenge" lives up to its name

Runner Up: Amber Evans for Greatest Car Free Challenge: biking with a cake, a pinata, or a trombone? or BART?

Runner Up: Carrie Harvilla for Starting the Car Free Challenge a little early

Greatest Number of Miles on Foot or Wheelchair

#1 Wayne Kirchoffer

#2 Mayor Bates

#3 Karen Smulevitz

Greatest Number of Miles on Bicycle or Other Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles (Skates, etc.)

#1: Ed Buonaccorsi

#2: George Lane

#3:Thomas Savarino

Greatest Number of Miles on Public Transportation

#1: Fabian Favila

#2: Wayne Kirchoffer

#3: Ginny Neely

Most Years Living Car-Free

Wayne Kirchoffer – 25 years

Is Giving Up Car Permanently After the Challenge

Steven Huang

Winners of Special Prize Drawings During the Challenge

Tanya Narath

Wayne Kirchoffer

Jennifer Webber

Steven Huang

Sara Billing

Karen Parolek

Jean Fraser

George Lane

Vivien Chen

Joan Edelstein