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ZAP Program

Get ZAPPED. Get Entered to Win. (Ongoing Program)

Macalester has installed a ZAP Reader on the corner of Macalester Street and Summit Avenue as a part of the greater ZAP Twin Cities Program.  This is a free program to incentivize bicycling and walking as a form of transportation.

Installation of the reader was sponsored by the Sustainability Office, WHAM, and The High Winds Fund.

Get Tagged: How?

Staff, faculty and students can pick up a ZAP tag at The Highlander book store by showing your college ID. Neighbors to Macalester can contact the Mac-Groveland Community Council.

Get Zapped: Where?

Ride or walk through the ZAP Zone, which is between 5’ and 15’ from the ZAP reader on the corner of Summit Ave and Macalester Street.  If you hear a “beep” you have been ZAPPED!  It may take up to 15 minutes before your ZAP appears in your online account.

Click here to find a list of all the ZAP reader locations.

Get Rewarded: What?

Get 8 ZAPs per month to be entered into the ZAP Twin Cities St. Paul prize pool.

All ZAP Twin Cities participants will be rewarded automatically after the first 10 rides. Continue to ZAP your ride or walk and you’ll be eligible for prizes like gift cards to restaurants and stores and great bike accessories.

You only need one ZAP per day to get ride or walk credit for that day.  More than one ZAP per day will not add to your mileage, trip totals or entries into drawings.