ACHD’s Commuteride to hold Ridetober 5K/10K Challenge

The Ada County Highway District’s Commuteride holds the annual Ridetober promotion each October to educate and encourage people to try an alternate form of transportation. In light of the challenges created by the pandemic and not wanting to let this important opportunity to connect with Treasure Valley residents, the team devised the Ridetober 5K/10K Challenge.

Participants walk, run or bike a 5K or 10K course that they create. They can complete the virtual race anytime between October 1-11. Participants create a profile, map their 5K/10k using the Commute Tracker app when, where, and how they want. The account can be synced with your choice of several fitness trackers.

The first 100 registrants receive a free Ridetober t-shirt.

Participants are encouraged to share photos of themselves on social media wearing their Ridetober t-shirts and race bibs to be entered for raffle prizes that have been donated by local businesses.

Race participants can begin picking up their race packets starting Monday, September 28th. Ruff Rider, Commuteride’s mascot, and Commuteride staff will be on hand, properly masked, to assist race participants with packet pick-up. Race participants will not have to leave their vehicles to pick up their packets. 

Packet pick-up dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, September 28

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Country Terrace Park/Ride (By Axiom Gym)

1020 S Rackham Way, Meridian

Tuesday, September 29

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Boise Depot (see attached photo for exact location circled in red)

2603 W Eastover Terrace, Boise, ID 83706

Wednesday, September 30

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CWI Campus (NW Corner) ACHD Office

E Opportunity Drive, Nampa

Thursday, October 1 & Friday, Oct. 2

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ACHD Commuteride Offices

3775 Adams Street, Garden City