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Thanks to our generous donors, Active Trans is able to carry out our important work throughout the Chicago region.

Calling all web developers!

Are you a Ruby on Rails wizard? A PHP guru? A Python master? Then Active Trans needs your help! We are seeking the pro bono assistance of a qualified developer or development team to assist in building a web-based platform for our annual Bike Commuter Challenge. This platform will be used by over seven thousand bike commuters during the week of June 13-20, 2014./

The system should allow users to:

  • Easily register and manage their accounts and join teams
  • Track and save their bike trips to win various prizes and compete against other teams
  • Share their bike trips via social media
  • Purchase Bike Commuter Challenge t-shirts, register for other Active Trans events, and purchase Active Trans memberships

The system should also have comprehensive reporting capabilities that shows trip data, miles per user, total calories burned, CO2 reduced and other metrics.

Currently we do not have a useable platform for the Bike Commuter Challenge, so we are open to any development framework or language.

If you are interested in helping out, we would love to hear from you. Click here for the RFP and full scope of the project. For any questions, please contact us at