SAN FRANCISCO — Ford GoBike riders could win a trip to Iceland for saving the most carbon emissions in a new contest, thanks to a partnership between Icelandic Glacial, the world’s first bottled water certified as CarbonNeutral for product and operation, and Ford GoBike, the companies announced today.
Starting August 1, Ford GoBike riders can participate in the online August Carbon Savings Sweepstakes by showing how they are saving carbon by biking, walking, taking public transportation, carpooling and more using the hashtag #rideclean. The grand prize winner will earn free hotel and carbon offset airfare for two to Iceland, home of world-renowned hot springs. Other top prizes include a free annual Ford GoBike membership and a free case of Icelandic Glacial water. Riders should visit fordgobike.com/rideclean for full participation instructions and details.
“This summer, thousands of riders will explore the Bay Area by bike, having fun while reducing carbon emissions in our region,” said Emily Stapleton, General Manager of Ford GoBike. “With our shared commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment, a partnership with Icelandic Glacial was a natural fit and a great opportunity for our riders.”
“We are very excited to partner with Ford GoBike to reduce carbon emissions and boost sustainability in San Francisco,” said Ali Whitaker, Director of Marketing for Icelandic Glacial. “Icelandic Glacial is the perfect, eco-friendly way to cool off and rehydrate after a beautiful ride around the Bay.”
Riders can also beat the summer heat with free samples of Icelandic Glacial’s super-premium spring water from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on August 1 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts station (Howard St at 3rd St) in San Francisco.
Icelandic Glacial is also branding 15 Ford GoBike stations in San Francisco and Oakland throughout the month of August to encourage Ford GoBike riders to make carbon conscious choices in August that will turn into good habits, as well as give pure Iceland spring water a try.
Interested in joining the sweepstakes for your chance to visit Iceland for free? Please visit fordgobike.com/rideclean.
About Ford GoBike
Launched June 2017, the Ford GoBike system is an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With 300 stations and more than 3,000 bikes on the ground across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the system has generated more than half a million rides in less than a year. When completed, the 7,000-bike, 546-station Ford GoBike network will be the second-largest bike share system in North America, setting new national standards in density, convenience and equity.
About Icelandic Glacial
Icelandic Glacial is the super-premium natural spring water, bottled at the source from Iceland’s legendary Ölfus Spring, which was formed more than 5,000 years ago and is shielded from pollution by an impenetrable barrier of lava rock. The spring produces water so pure that nothing is added or taken away. As a result, Icelandic Glacial possesses exceptional balance featuring a naturally low mineral content and a naturally alkaline pH of 8.4. Icelandic Glacial is further distinguished as the world’s first certified carbon neutral natural spring bottled water for product and operation. Icelandic Glacial uses 100% natural green energy to fuel its production delivering a premium bottled water to discerning consumers around the world while maintaining a “net zero” carbon footprint.