Ditch the Keys

May 19-26, 2017

Commit to cleaner air in central Arkansas by using alternate modes of transporation


Make a difference.


Register Now!


Ditch the Keys is an awareness-building campaign that encourages central Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation and to reduce outdoor activities on high-ozone days. Ground-level ozone is the bad type of ozone that is created when pollutants such as vehicle exhaust, chemical solvents, and industrial emissions mix with sunlight.





Take a Bus

take a bus






On May 19-26, leave the keys at home and join us for Ditch the Keys Week to reduce ground-level ozone. Your body will thank you. Your lungs will thank you. The environment definitely will thank you. Registered participants will receive a digital coupon good for discounts and freebies from local sponsors.

Signing up for Ditch the Keys not only helps the environment and your health, but also gets you access to great deals and discounts from our many partners dedicated to helping the cause. Download the Discounts Flyer to see what’s up for grabs. Many vendors are offering discounts for the whole week! After you’ve registered, print your coupon or show your email receipt to receive freebies and discounts.

Commemorative buttons will be available to convoy leaders and at the press conference on Bike to Work Day.

Registered participants will receive a digital coupon good for discounts and freebies from local sponsors.


Friday, May 19

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work = healthier you (i.e., stronger bones, less stress) + reduced emissions and pollution

Bike Rally for National Bike to Work Day at The Old State House Museum.

Saturday, May 20

Bike to Play Day

Sunday, May 21

Car-Free Sunday

Car Free = cutting back on one of the main contributors to air pollution in the U.S.

Monday, May 22

Carpool to School or Work Day

Carpool to School or Work = money saved + decreased carbon, gases and pollution

Tuesday, May 23

Walk to School or Work Day

Walking to Work = improved mental and physical health + less CO2 in the environment

Wednesday, May 24

Make A Difference Day

Small acts (walk to lunch, bike to gym, carpool with friends to the grocery store, etc.) = better health + reduced costs + improved air quality

Thursday, May 25

Telecommute to Work Day

Telecommute to Work = improved work-life balance + reduced carbon footprint

Friday, May 26

Ride Transit for Free Day, Sponsored by Rock Region METRO

Ride Public Transit = money saved + less stress + reduced levels of harmful ozone

All Week

Commit to small acts throughout the week (i.e., walk to lunch, bike to the gym, carpool with friends to the grocery store… be creative!)


  • Box Turtle
  • Domestic Domestic
  • ESSE Purse Museum
  • Flyway Brewing
  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse
  • The Pantry Crest
  • River City Coffee
  • The Root
  • Green Corner Store
  • South on Main
  • Boulevard Bread Co.
  • Community Bakery
  • Stone’s Throw Brewing
  • Arkansas Cycling & Fitness
  • Community Bicyclist
  • Angry Dave’s Bicycles
  • NLR Bicycles
  • Chainwheel
  • Bobby’s Bike Hike