What is the BAR-U-EAT #CarFreeChallenge?

The pursuit of adventure sports often involves travel, but we're here to let you know that there's adventure just steps beyond your front door!

With the climate quickly changing and altering the way we live and play, there's no better way to preserve our fun and protect our planet than stepping outside and taking advantage of the area you live in!

So join us in pledging to minimize the carbon impact of our recreation by finding adventures close to home and leaving your car parked!

Sign up and set your own #CarFreeChallenge goals today!


Who's participating?

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#CarFreeChallenge Participants


Total Carbon Offset

3.54 metric tons

Total Vertical Gain

1,031,425 vertical feet

Total Distance

8,758 miles


How can I join?

Sign up with Strava or link your existing user account later. Then, mark your carbon neutral activities with the hashtag #CarFreeChallenge in the title and we'll automatically tally them towards your goals!

You can set goals, update progress, win awards for hitting milestones, and share with friends.

You can also use the hashtag #CarFreeChallenge on social media to help spread the message!




Share your adventures with the Car-Free Challenge community by using the hashtag #CarFreeChallenge on Instagram, TikTok, and Strava. Don't forget to sign up for the BAR-U-EAT Collective on Strava for exclusive deals, prizes, and events!



But I live in X...I can't get outside without driving!

Fair enough! We can't all live in the mountains, but there are a lot of adventures you can find close to home. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

What counts as "car free?"

Great question. The short answer is, it's up to you -- this is all voluntary and self-reporting. For the purposes of the challenge, we're saying no driving. Meaning, you can't drive your car and you can't carpool with a friend. Mass transit is good to go -- you'd be surprised what awesome places subways, trains, and busses can get you to!

Along those lines, things like gondolas, lifts, etc. are ok, but you can't count them towards your goal. In other words, 4 laps off the tram at Jackson is 0' towards the challenge. But if you take the tram up and spend your whole day earning turns in Granite Creek, that can count, as long as you didn't drive to the mountain.


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