Published April 29, 2003


Thousands of Bay Area employees are commuting to work in carpools and vanpools formed with the assistance of 511 and RIDES for Bay Area Commuters. Now is a great time to get started in a carpool or vanpool and take advantage of a new partnership between RIDES and 24 Hour Fitness. 

A Fit Commute
RIDES has partnered with 24 Hour Fitness to create a special promotion.  RIDES and 24 Hour Fitness have created a special coupon promoting the new on-line 511 ridematch service that can also be redeemed for 10 free days of fitness for the coupon holder and up to three friends at participating 24 Hour Fitness locations. Even if you do not ultimately use the ridematch services, you can still take advantage of the free fitness offer.

Request a Matchlist and Win
That's not all. When you log on to www.511.org, select "Rideshare" and request a matchlist of individuals who share your commute, you also become eligible to win a free one year membership at 24 Hour Fitness. At the end of the matchlist promotion, a name will randomly be drawn from people who indicated that they heard about 511 and RIDES through the 24 Hour Fitness coupon program. That person will be rewarded a free yearlong membership to 24 Hour Fitness.

The coupon is available in the form of a payroll stuffer through RIDES or simply direct your browser to www.hacienda.org/services/services_special_discounts.html and print out the page. The coupon appears along with several other Hacienda specials.  Coupons can be downloaded or distributed until June 2, 2003. The “10 Free Days of Fitness” portion of the offer expires on July 31, 2003.

Additional Information
Additional information on ridesharing and the 10 Free Days of Fitness coupons may be obtained from RIDES for Bay Area Commuters by using the contact information below.

Contact Information
Jackie Stiasny
RIDES for Bay Area Commuters
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 275, Oakland, California  94612
(510) 273-2070  phone     (510) 622-0201  fax     jstiasny@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