Published March 30, 2000


RIDES for Bay Area Commuters is giving local employees an opportunity to make the world a little greener with a special Earth Day Promotion. Try any commute alternative at least once before Earth Day, April 22, and you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a variety of prizes, including the grand, green prize of $1,000 cash. Other prizes include apparel, getaways, spa treatments, fine dining and more.

Entry Forms and Qualifications
Virtually any commute alternative qualifies for the drawing: carpools and vanpools, mass transit, walking or cycling to work, or even telecommuting. To enter the contest, simply visit the RIDES web site, www.rides.org, and enter online. Entry forms are also available from the Hacienda Owners Association, (925) 463-9040, or by calling RIDES, (800) 755-POOL. Entry forms must be received by April 30 to qualify.

Commute Consultations
RIDES also offers commute consultations to help point out the many possibilities available to Bay Area commuters. You can talk with Hacienda's own RIDES consultant, Shelley Sparkman (shelleys@rides.org), about setting up a personalized presentation at your work site. RIDES can provide lists of potential carpool/vanpool partners, bicycle advice, or transit assistance. Best of all, RIDES services come at no cost.

Enrollment Materials and Event Scheduling
To obtain additional information on RIDES Earth Day Spring Celebration and promotional materials, or to schedule a personalized commute information event for your organization please use the contact information below. 

Contact Information
Shelley Sparkman
RIDES for Bay Area Commuters
1333 Broadway, Suite 601, Oakland, California, 94612-9913
(510) 273-2067  phone     (510) 622-0201  fax     shelleys@rides.org  e-mail     www.rides.org  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW