The Stark Mountain Health Plan pays employees $500 up front to buy a Bike and promises an additional $500 if they completed 650 miles by the end of the year. For each mile they fell short of the goal, employees have to pay the company $1.

The Campus Area Transportation Management Association, or CATMA, an organization that provides bus service to 9,000 workers, offers an incentive program called Bike Walk Bucks Reward Program, if they leave their cars at home at least twice a week for four consecutive weeks. Participants get a $10 gift certificate good at downtown businesses. Vermont Energy Investment Corp. reimburses employees up to $300 a year for taking steps toward greater efficiency including biking to work.