Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ride The Rapid to Uccello’s Ristorante

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Do you have big events coming up this summer or fall? We’ve got the perfect deal for you thanks to Uccello’s Ristorante. Known for their delicious food and laid back atmosphere, Uccello’s has several locations throughout West Michigan. Their transit-friendly locations are just a short bus ride away in Grandville, Kentwood and Standale. Offering everything… Read more »

Notice of Public Hearings: Adjustment in Weekday Peak Service

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The Rapid hereby gives notice that two public meetings will be held to present the proposed shift of afternoon peak service forward one-half hour, starting at 3:15 p.m. and ending at 5:45 p.m. Background The Rapid runs peak service during the morning and afternoon commutes when 11 routes shift from service every half-hour to service… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Celebrate John Ball Zoo’s 125th Birthday

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We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you budget-friendly and transit-friendly deals throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. This Thrifty Thursday take a walk on the wild side! We’re featuring John Ball Zoo as a must-visit destination. John Ball Zoo is celebrating its 125th birthday, and we want to get you there to join in on the fun! So… Read more »

Walk, Ride & Roll to Open Street Sunday

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Ride, walk or roll to Ionia Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids this Sunday, May 22 for Open Street Sunday. This event hosted by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) offers a chance to celebrate community and experiment with active transportation in a safe space. Whether you enjoy biking, skateboarding, rollerblading or simply your own two feet or… Read more »

Love Free Samples? Ride With us to the Downtown Market on Tuesday

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Who doesn’t love a free sample? It’s the perfect excuse to try something new. In our constant quest to find fun, budget-friendly destinations throughout Grand Rapids, we stumbled upon another delicious reason to head to the Downtown Market on Tuesday evenings until the end of May. Sampling Tuesdays, a chance to sample select products from… Read more »

Driving Change: Educating Bicyclists & Motorists

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Did you know that Grand Rapids has a crash rate between cars and bicycles that is twice as high as the state average? In fact, Kent County ranks fourth in the state in population but had the third-highest number of car-bike crashes in 2014 with 151. Two of those were fatal. And as we work to… Read more »

Bring Your Bike on Board Amtrak Pere Marquette Trains

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Have you ever dreamed of riding your own bike along Chicago’s lake shore? Well, now you can! For the first time ever, bicycles are now welcome aboard Amtrak Pere Marquette trains. The Michigan Department of Transportation, Amtrak, The Rapid, Experience Grand Rapids and many other local and state organizations and community members celebrated the debut… Read more »

Rider Insight: Places to Go on Route 7 on Sunday

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The following is written by Mike Ewer, a Grand Rapids citizen and Rapid rider.  While many people work Sundays to provide us with the services we have come to expect (including Rapid Bus Operators and support staff), there are also a number of reasons to enjoy free time on this day. Now you can enjoy… Read more »