Many of you ride the T almost every single day. But you’ve never ridden it like this before. On Saturday, August 18th, we will be embarking on a huge tour of the entire system, and YOU can join us! Here’s the rundown: everyone will be split into teams, and we will all be given a list of challenges worth various point values. Some of them will be easy, like utilizing the Winter Street Concourse or riding the SL3 on its Chelsea busway section. Others will be harder, such as riding all five rapid transit lines in 30 minutes or maintaining a continuous hum between teammates on the ride from JFK/UMass to North Quincy. Ever wanted to sing “Sweet Caroline” in unison with other people at Park Street? That’s a challenge, too!

These will all be worth different point values, and the teams will compete throughout the day to get the highest score. Any challenge can be completed in any order by any team. There will be surprises throughout the day, as well…
Here’s the tentative timeline of what to expect:
  • Friday, August 10th – all form responses due
  • Monday, August 13th – all participants are notified of their teams and everyone’s contact information. The list of challenges is released, and it is up to the teams to do however much preplanning they want to do.
  • Saturday, August 18th – all participants will meet at 9:30 AM at Park Street. The day will finish at around 6:30 PM. We will have lunch in the middle of the day. If you don’t think you can stay for the whole day but you still want to come, submit a response anyway, and we’ll try to make accommodations.
And here’s the form! We’re looking to get as many people to sign up as possible, so go, go, go! It’s going to be a really fun day!