As you prepare for the quarter –you know, finding you classes, buying your books–we want you to think about one important aspect of school: how you get here! To help you find alternatives to driving alone, we introduced BCRideMatch!
BC RideMatch is a fun and easy way to find fellow students, faculty and staff and others that live nearby so you can share your ride. Its also our reward program where you calendar your bus, bike, walk and carpool trips for great prizes.
It’s easy: log in with your BC email, create an account, and enter your commuting information and run a match. Presto! BCRideMatch will introduce you to others going your way. Follow the step by step instructions here.
- Save money by splitting the cost of gas.
- Save time by zipping along in the HOV lanes instead sitting in traffic.
- Meet friends by riding with others instead of sitting alone.
What is BCRideMatch? BCRideMatch is a network for carpooling that makes it easy to connect with more than 10,000 members of the BC community and others commuting to campus to find people making trips that fit with your unique schedule. You can carpool daily, weekly, or whenever is convenient for you.
Why use BCRideMatch? In addition to saving money by splitting the cost of gas with your ride matches, carpooling enables you to save time by using the HOV lanes instead of sitting alone in traffic. Plus you get to meet new folks from Bellevue College, fellow Bulldogs and future friends! We’ll be offering more than $21,000 in rewards through BC RideMatch this year!
Commencement this year has been moved to the Key Arena to accommodate more of our friends and family. In order to accommodate parking, we have established a BC Ride Match event for students, faculty and staff. Simply login or create an account with your BC email address and search for employees to share the ride. Click the “Events” tab and find Bellevue College Commencement. Save on parking and gas, and earn a $25 bonus reward if you’re a new registrant or if you’re a returning user and you update your calendar and RideMatch community schedule (while supplies last before June 30th 2013). Meet at BC and park free in student parking (after 3:00 pm) or plan your carpool from home. Follow the BC RideMatch Commencement Instructions in this pdf. If you have BC RideMatch questions, email email@example.com.
Rewards for May/June 2013:
BC RideMatch Bonus BUCK$$$ – New registration
Create a new BC RideMatch account here using your BC email address and create a ridematch trip to receive a $25 cash card. This offer is only good while supplies last through June 30th 2013 so don’t delay, register today! Claim your prize under the rewards tab. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC RideMatch Bonus BUCK$$$ – Update / Calendar a TripExisting users that update their trip information (days, and times) and calendar at least one trip after 4/30 will receive a $25 cash card. Offer is good while supplies last through June 30th 2013. Login to BC RideMatch and under the Ridematch tab select trips and update your commute location/ time/ days. Claim your prize under the rewards tab. For questions please email email@example.com.
Parking Permit Buyback – $65
Create a new carpool in BC RideMatch and we will buyback one of your already purchased parking permits! Forward your carpool match confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and bring to Zack Boucher in C106 along with both of your full names and student ID numbers; also bring the parking permit that we will be buying back (for Spring). Available only while supplies last through June 30th. For questions please email email@example.com.
Rewards for Spring 2013:
Spring into action!
The first 30 students to create a new account with BC RideMatch will receive a $25 cash card! To be eligible students must use their BC email address, create a trip and search for matches. Time is running out so Spring into action and win that money!
Rewards for February 2013:
I like your chances!
Save money by carpooling, bussing, biking, walking and be entered to win 1 of 20 $25 cash cards! Starting February 1st -28th all you need to do to be eligible is log 8 round trips in your BC RIDEMATCH calendar by either carpooling, bussing, biking or walking. Winners will be determined the first week of March. For questions contact Zack Boucher in C106, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 425-564-2134.
Rewards for December 2012:
Park Free with BC RideMatch
Use BC RideMatch and save big on parking. Five winners will be chosen each full week in December for a Winter Everyday Student Parking Permit (or $25 cash card for employee winners). There are two ways to enter; once you’ve entered you will continue to be eligible each week.
1) Login or Sign-up for an account using your Bellevue College email and Create a Trip or Refresh the days/times of your existing trip by December 31st. Users with active RideMatch trips will be eligible. One permit given away each week!
2) Run a “RideMatch” to share the ride. For a successful match send the email confirming your match with Student ID numbers to email@example.com by December 31st. Must not have won a parking permit in a previous quarter. Four permits given away each week!
Winners will be notified by the email address in BC RideMatch within four days of the end of the week and rewards must be claimed by email within two weeks. No longer valid if you purchase a permit.
Rewards for November 2012:
Thanks-for-giving me $50
Share the ride/drive to Bellevue College to save time and money, and connect to the Bellevue College community. If you carpool 6 days to campus and record your trips you will be eligible for 6 chances to win a $50 gas card in November. Use the calendar in BC RideMatch to record how you got to campus; mark eight days and you are eligible to win! Offer valid in during November 2012. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rewards for October 2012:
BC RideMatch is an eligible network for Wheel Options – Win a Trip to the Baque region and $100 gift cards! Find out more…
Rewards for September 2012:
1. $5 BC Café Voucher just for signing-up!
Go to BC RideMatch, register and provide your commute details. Then stop by the transportation desk at C106 after Sep. 10th to have your registration verified and pick up a $5 gift card for the BC Cafe or Cafeteria. It’s that easy. That smart. Make BC RideMatch the first step to a cheaper, faster, better rideshare commute!
2. Register and Win! $25 for 25 Winners Each Week in September!
Once you’re registered, your name will go into a weekly registration drawing –you could be one of 25 lucky contestants to win a $25 cash card each week! That’s 100 winners in September!
3. RideMatch and Park Free!
Find a match in BC RideMatch and park free Fall Quarter! Sign-up, run a trip-match, and contact your match to form a carpool by September 30th. Eligible for students who have not yet purchased a Fall quarter parking permit. Bring your carpool buddy and a copy of the email that created your match to C106 starting September 10th 9am to 3pm to earn a free everyday parking permit. Contact email@example.com for more info.
–All offers available while funds last–