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Bicycle Commuter Choice


Bike Commuter Choice Announcement

The Bicycle Commuter Choice rewards Mason employees for cycling to work. To participate and receive the great benefits, please read the information on this page and complete the enrollment forms on the right.

Email transpo@gmu.edu with any questions.

What You Need To Know

  • All full-time and part-time faculty and staff are eligible.

  • You must bike to any Mason campus a minimum of eight times per month to be eligible for the benefit.

  • The Bicycle Tracking Form must be submitted monthly and no later than the fifth of the following month to receive the benefit for that month.

  • Please take into account there could be a delay in the office receiving your form if you submit by interoffice mail. If the form is not received by the fifth day of the month, you will not receive the benefit.

Benefits

  • Two daily complimentary parking passes per month if you do not already have a Mason parking permit. If you have a Mason parking permit already, you will be issued two all day garage validations instead and the option of buying an additional half-priced pack of 5 daily passes per semester for $20 or half-priced pack of 5 deck validations for $35. Email transpo@gmu.edu to request the permits.

  • Shower facility use at the RAC and Aquatic Center, 30 minute time limit, without becoming a member. Shower facilities are also available in Merten Hall. Please email transpo@gmu.edu to obtain access to use the shower facilities at the RAC, Aquatic Center, and Merten Hall.

  • Receive a free on-guard U-lock and bike lights when you register your bicycle with Mason.

Requesting Daily Complimentary Permits

All Commuter Choice participants are eligible to receive two daily parking passes per month who do not already own a permit. The Daily Complimentary Permits (of which participants may request two per month) are only valid for the month indicated in the "Valid Month" box on the permit and the permits do not roll over.

To get the maximum benefit from the Daily Complimentary Permits, we advise that you request the permits early in any given month in which you will be using them. Any vehicle with a permit used in a month other than the one indicated in the "Valid Month" box will receive a citation. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

To request the two Daily Complimentary Permits, please email transpo@gmu.edu with the subject line "Requesting Daily Complimentary Permits." If you have any questions, please send us an email or call 703.993.2828.

Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program 
The GRH program is designed for employees who rideshare (carpool/vanpool), use mass transit (bus, train), bicycle, or walk to work at least two times a week. It is absolutely free to sign-up for and free to use.  Once you register you can use the GRH service up to four times a year. Your year will begin once you register for the program.  If a qualifying emergency arises (such as sudden illness of a family member, school closing, etc.) on a day that you use an alternative commute mode to get to work, call Commuter Connections @ 1-800-745-RIDE and select option #2.  Commuter Connections will arrange transportation for you (e.g. taxi, car rental, transit). IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER FOR THE GRH PROGRAM PRIOR TO USING THIS SERVICE! To learn more about GRH or to register,  please click here.