Spending time outside in nature makes us feel good. (Especially in the summer.) Yet we spend so much of our lives indoors and in our cars. That’s why we’ve partnered with REI to give annual national park passes and $100 REI gift cards to 30 lucky drivers — so they can enjoy the freedom of the Great Outdoors with their friends and families. Meet a few of the winners below and see why we loved their stories.
We were inspired by Craig’s deep love of nature.
“Living here in the great state of Colorado [while] driving with Lyft, I [am] reminded daily of the spectacular beauty around me. When I am not driving with Lyft, I have the opportunity to get out there and explore deeper ... taking my kids on adventures.”
Kithy and her husband Steve have three kids and are both Lyft drivers.
“My husband started driving with Lyft in 2015 and I started this year. Lyft has given our family hope. We operate on one car and take shifts driving.”
Kithy admits it’s difficult sometimes because they can be like ships passing in the night, but they both feel it’s worth it for the freedom their lifestyle allows them.
“We are utterly thankful for Lyft for creating a platform that can save families like ours and give us our life back.”
San Francisco, California
Josh’s story is inspiring to anyone who aspires to do more for our planet.
“I love planet Earth and hope my children will be able to travel the world as I have. After living in Alaska for a summer and then Yosemite Wilderness for three months, I began to treat and respect Mother Nature's land as if it were my own backyard. I found myself cleaning up trash, consciously backpacking whilst leaving no trace, and [being] at peace in the Great Outdoors. Now here with beautiful San Francisco as my backyard, those healthy habits have stayed with me."
Here’s Josh’s dashboard which he says, “Coincidentally it has a few REI stickers that I love. I know we can each make a difference for our Earth's future children.”
A big congratulations to all 30 of our contest winners! We hope they use their REI giftcard to treat themselves to some fab outdoors gear and enjoy some much deserved time off in our beautiful national parks!