Should Sports Fans Become an 'Uber' to Save the Environment?

WINNIPEG, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - "Can Fans be their own 'Uber' and save green house gas emissions?  We think yes," says EventRide CEO Rod Bruinooge. "If there was ever a time that rides could be fulfilled by fans instead of fulltime drivers, it is on gameday."


The hope for ride-sharing has never really come to fruition, as companies like Uber, Lyft and others realized early on that the only way to service low demand destinations was by hiring drivers and effectively becoming ride-hailing companies. This is where EventRide stakes its key difference, by focussing only on high demand destinations with critical mass, allowing the dream of true ride-sharing to be realized.

Fans can now rideshare with each other thanks to EventRide, a new rideshare app aimed at sports and concert events. Fans can only login with their Facebook account, providing all users confidence in who they are matched with for their rides. The question of whether fans can fulfill their own ride requests, can be answered by the critical mass of people who all leave their neighbourhoods at the same time for the same destination.

"We are focused on a niche, and it is one that can have significant benefits for the environment. For every ride shared, a car is left at home. EventRide will be quantifying the carbon offsets created by fans and will be able to supply them to their home team," claimed Rod Bruinooge who is a former Federal Politician.

"We applaud EventRide's ingenuity in finding creative and social ways to reduce Green House Gas emissions, to help combat the effects of climate change," says Dan Fraleigh, COO of Carbonzero. "EventRide will utilize ride data collected with their new sports fan rideshare app to quantify what emissions EventRide users have saved through using their service".

EventRide brings rideshare to all North American cities and towns and is available for download at


Image with caption: "Sharing a ride to the game has never been easier for fans. EventRide not only allows fans to save money but also save carbon emissions and reduce gridlock. Photo credit Kim Orlick. (CNW Group/". Image available at:

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